Update: Mercedes Sprinter Brake Hoses Recalled for Leak Hazard
Daimler Vans is recalling 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles which were sold with brake hoses on the front and rear axles that may have been damaged during production. “Over time, the hose could begin to leak brake fluid, affecting the braking performance of the vehicle, including the potential loss of directional stability when braking, thereby increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said. This recall began on November 24, 2020.
What’s the Problem?
This recall affects 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Mercedes Freightliner Sprinter vans, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The connecting screws on the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) pipe of affected vehicles may not have been correctly tightened, NHTSA said. If the connecting screws are not properly tightened, hot exhaust gases may leak from the EGR pipe, increasing the risk of a fire.
Daimler is notifying owners and dealers will renew the screw connection and flange seals on the exhaust gas recirculation pipe, free of charge. This recall began on March 27, 2010.
Mercedes Sprinter Tires Recall
Daimler is recalling 2018-2019 Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Freightliner Sprinters over concerns that the label indicating maximum speeds may not have been affixed to the spare tire. Without the label, a driver may be unaware of the maximum speed limit of the spare tire and operate the vehicle at an excessive speed, increasing the risk of tire failure and a crash. This recall began on May 1, 2020.
Do I Have a Mercedes Sprinter Recall Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Mercedes, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.