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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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March 18, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V155000
Incorrect Spare Tire Label
With only the metric speed listed on the spare tire label, the driver could misinterpret the kph as mph and operate the vehicle with the spare tire installed at higher speeds than the tire can withstand, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V155000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 289

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The spare tire label may indicate the maximum speed at 55 kilometers per hour (kph) rather than as 34 miles per hour (mph).

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will replace it with the label with the correct maximum speed information indicated in miles per hour, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BEGRESS.
 

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March 18, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V156000
Missing Spare Tire Maximum Speed Label
Without the label, an operator may be unaware of the maximum speed limit of the spare tire and operate the vehicle at a excessive speed, increasing the risk of tire failure and a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V156000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 332

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The spare tire label indicating the maximum speed may have not been affixed to the spare tire.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will attach the speed limitation label on the spare wheel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BEGREPP.
 

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March 18, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V157000
Tires May be Improperly Installed
A reduction in traction may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V157000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 54

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles equipped with winter tires. The tires may not have been correctly installed, possibly resulting in reduced traction in wet or snowy conditions.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will inspect the running direction of the tires, correcting them as necessary. If the thread wear is uneven, the tires will be replaced. All services will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3LAUFRI.
 

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March 23, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V176000
Axles Insufficiently Lubricated
If the bearings are damaged, the wheel may separate and cause a sudden loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V176000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,532

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Freightliner Business Class M2 and Freightliner 108SD vehicles equipped with Meritor MX 120 EVO Front Drive Steer axles. The axles may have insufficient lubrication, which may result in damage to the wheel end bearings.

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the wheel end components, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 21, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-846.
 

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March 26, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V180000
Incorrect Information in Operator's Manual
If the driver relies on the Auto-P function as described in the Operator's Manual, vehicle rollaway or movement may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V180000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 52,127

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. The Operator's Manual may not contain the correct information about how the automatic parking function ("Auto-P") operates.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will provide the correct description of the Auto-P function for the Operator's Manual, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 8, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BAUTOP.
 

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March 25, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V181000
Fender Liner may Damage Brake Line
Loss of brake fluid can extend the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V181000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 48,791

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles. The rear part of the fender liner on the front axle may contact and chafe the brake hose, possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will inspect and replace the brake hoses, as necessary. Additionally, the fender liners will be modified. All services will be performed free of charge. The recall began May 8, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BRADVER.
 

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May 5, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V252000
Rear Emergency Exit Window Label/FMVSS 217
Small lettering may be difficult for occupants to read, delaying the reaction time to open the exit, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V252000

Manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Components STRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 7,979

Summary

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2010-2020 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses. The lettering on the instruction label for the rear emergency exit window may be too small. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 217, "Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release."

Remedy

DTNA will notify owners and mail a new label to attach to the exit window by first class mail, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 3, 2020. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-849.
 

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May 18, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V279000
Lower Control Arm May Detach Due to Corrosion
A detached front control arm can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V279000

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Components SUSPENSION, STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 141,200

Summary

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is recalling certain 2008-2010 Lancer, 2010 Lancer Sportback, 2008-2013 Outlander, and 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles originally sold in, or ever registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The front lower control arms may detach due to the front cross member corroding from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

Remedy

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front cross members. Depending on the level of existing corrosion, either a sealing/anti-corrosion agent will be applied or the front cross member will be replaced with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. These repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 14, 2020. Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-20-003.
 

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June 3, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V322000
Front Seat Wiring Harnesses Routed Incorrectly
If the wiring harness is damaged, the side air bag within the seat may deploy inadvertently or not deploy as designed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V322000

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS, SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 11,013

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Spinter vans (platform 970 (VS30)), equipped with swivel seats. The wiring harnesses for the front seats may have been routed incorrectly and could become jammed and damaged in the swivel seat frames.

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and an authorized Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealer will inspect the wire harness routing for both front seats and will repair the wiring and add clips or cable ties as needed, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin July 17, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3DREHSIK.
 
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