Daimler Vans USA, LLC is recalling approximately 153 2017 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans because they may have structural problems, according to federal records.
Specifically, these vehicles may be missing spot welds on the front side wall, which connects the door portal to the hinge reinforcements in the A-pillar area, potentially affecting vehicle strength upon impact. Weakened body strength increases the risk of injuries in the event of a crash.
To fix the problem, the company will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and add any missing spot welds, at no cost to owners.
The recall begins June 29. Vehicle owners can reach the company's customer service department at (877) 762-8267.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet