Passenger car – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Recall published
2007-01-29
Brand
Product title
Passenger car – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Product description
Risk
The product poses a serious risk of fire due to a manufacturing fault on the wiring harness from the starter to the alternator, the cable of the positive line may detach from the cable lug. If this cable detaches from the cable lug, the power supply to the vehicle will fail. In the worst case, a short circuit with flying sparks in the engine compartment may result upon contact with a component of the engine or the body.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer
Batch number / barcode
Model number
The recall concerns vehicles Sprinter light trucks, equipped with diesel engines, built between August 2006 and September 2006, whose starter wiring harnesses were produced on 31 July 2006. Only vehicles with diesel engine and built between August 2006 and September 2006, whose starter wiring harnesses were produced on 31 July 2006, are concerned.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Germany
RAPEX Reference
0120/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Greece

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