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Dodge Sprinter Recall, Freightliner Sprinter Recall, danger of fire

Do you own one of these potential lemon Sprinter vans?

2002 Dodge Sprinter 2500
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500

2002 Dodge Sprinter 3500
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500

2002 Freightliner Sprinter 2500
2003 Freightliner Sprinter 3500


Manufacturer: SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR Mfr's Report Date: AUG 09, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V410000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 665
Summary:
 MERCEDES-BENZ USA (MBUSA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002- 2003 SPRINTER 2500 AND 3500 VANS SOLD AS DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER VEHICLES. THE INTAKE MANIFOLDS MAY HAVE CORRODED. A CHEMICAL REACTION INVOLVING SULFUR IN THE DIESEL FUEL THAT TAKES PLACE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS CAN LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF SULFURIC ACID IN THE EXHAUST CHANNEL OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Consequence:
 INTAKE MANIFOLD CORROSION MAY LEAD TO AN EXHAUST GAS LEAK, DAMAGE TO THE FUEL RETURN LINE WHICH COULD CAUSE A FUEL LEAK, AND HEAT DAMAGE TO THE INSULATION AT THE FIRE WALL. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FREE OF CHARGE. CHRYSLER, LLC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF DODGE SPRINTERS AND MBUSA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS FREIGHTLINER SPRINTERS. THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A PREVIOUS RECALL (PLEASE SEE RECALL CAMPAIGN 09V-418). THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403 OR SPRINTER AT 1-843-695-5031.
Notes:
 MBUSA'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 2010040002. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)

If you've got a lemon Dodge or a Freightliner lemon or a lemon Sprinter, and your dealer isn't taking care of you, call our Toll Free lemon Sprinter hotline at 1.888.331.6422 or email us right now. Getting rid of lemon trucks is what we do. Making the manufacturer pay your legal costs - well, that only makes it even better.

Burdge Law Office
Because life is too short to drive a lemon truck