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November 7, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V798000
Bayonet Lock May be Open, Causing Fuel Leak
A diesel fuel leak can create slippery road conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V798000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,987

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles equipped with diesel fuel systems. The bayonet lock between the fuel pump and the fuel tank may not have been closed and locked during manufacturing. As a result, a leak between the fuel pump and the fuel tank could occur. In addition, a gas station fuel pump may not automatically stop once the tank fill level is reached, potentially causing the fuel to overflow.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bayonet lock on the fuel pump, locking it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2019. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3KRAFMOD.
 

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December 19, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V908000
Lashing Rails May Detach
If the lashing rails disconnect, the cargo could become unsecured, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V908000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 183

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The lashing rails on the side walls may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in the lashing rails detaching.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will correctly affix the lashing rails to the side walls, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3ZUSCHI.
 

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December 23, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V916000
Battery Support Module Can Cause Fire
A short circuit in the uStart module can increase the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V916000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,941

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2020 FCC MT45G vehicles equipped with Ioxus 12V uSTART MD battery support modules. The uSTART module electronics can short circuit internally, causing the vehicle's battery to fully discharge into the uSTART module.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers remove the uSTART and replace it with an equivalent battery, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 17, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-842.
 

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February 25, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V109000
Loose Connection at Steering Spindle
If the screws detach, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V109000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,595

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The screws that secure the intermediate bearing of the steering spindle may not have been properly tightened, potentially causing the screws to loosen and detach.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace and properly tighten the steering spindle intermediate bearing screws, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 

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February 26, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V113000
Warning Systems May Deactivate
If the exterior warning lights and stop sign indicator stop working, other drivers may inadvertently proceed driving before the school bus loading/unloading of students is complete, increasing the risk of an injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V113000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING, OTHER

Potential Number of Units Affected 24,771

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2020 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses configured with a specific Switch Hub Module (part numbers 204803 and 216434) combined with a 500k Bulk Head Module and a certain 3-position momentary switch warning light package. The Switch Hub Module (SHM) that controls the exterior warning lights and stop sign may fail, resulting in deactivation of the red warning lights, stop sign and system indicator.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will update the SHM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 25, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-844.
 

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March 3, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V126000
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts
Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V126000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 618

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX, EFX, and C2 school buses equipped with air disc brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-845.
 

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March 3, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V127000
Insufficiently Tightened Brake Caliper Bolts
Loose brake caliper mounting bolts can reduce brake effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V127000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,585

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, Cascadia, Business Class M2, Western Star 4700 and 5700, Freightliner Custom Chassis S2, Custom Chassis XB, and Custom Chassis XC vehicles equipped with air disc brakes. The brake caliper mounting bolts may have been insufficiently tightened.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-845.
 

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February 12, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V079000
Exhaust may Leak From Exhaust Flange Connection
An exhaust gas leak in the engine compartment increases the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V079000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,385

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The flange connection between the exhaust gas turbocharger and the exit to the diesel particulate filter may not be attached properly, potentially causing an exhaust gas leak.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will replace the flange seals and properly tighten the connection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3FLABIND.
 
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