Daimler Vans has recalled its 2019 Sprinters for a defect involving the diesel fuel system. - Photo courtesy of MBUSA.

Daimler Vans has recalled its 2019 Sprinters for a defect involving the diesel fuel system.

Photo courtesy of MBUSA.

Daimler Vans USA is recalling an estimated 4,987 model-year 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter full-size vans equipped with diesel fuel systems because the bayonet lock between the fuel pump and the fuel tank may not have been closed and locked during manufacturing.

This scenario could potentially lead to a leak between the fuel pump and the fuel tank. In addition, a gas station fuel pump may not automatically stop once the tank fill level is reached, potentially causing the fuel to overflow.

This situation can be hazardous as a diesel fuel leak can create slippery road conditions, increasing the likelihood of a collision.

To fix the problem, Daimler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bayonet lock on the fuel pump, locking it as necessary, at no cost to owners.

The recall begins Dec. 20. Owners can reach customer service at (877) 762-8267. The reference number for this recall is VS3KRAFMOD.

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