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Sprinter Vans Recalled for Fire Risk

December 19, 2014

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Photo of Sprinter van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Photo of Sprinter van courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 8,279 Sprinter vans because oil from the chain tensioner gasket area may leak onto the engine surface and pose a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The recall covers certain 2014-2015 model-year Sprinter 2500 vans, along with Sprinter 3500 vans manufactured from Feb. 28 to Nov. 21 of this year.

Mercedes dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. The recall began on Dec. 10.

Sprinter owners can reach Mercedes customer service at (877) 762-8267. Mercedes' number for this recall is 2014120003.

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