Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter Recalled for Fire Risk

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Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling an estimated 4,385 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles because of a fire risk.

Specifically, 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. An exhaust gas leak in the engine compartment increases the risk of a fire.

To fix the problem, Daimler will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will replace the flange seals and properly tighten the connection, at no charge to owners.

Owners may contact Daimler customer service at (877) 762-8267.

The recall begins March 27. Daimler's number for this recall is VS3FLABIND.

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