A whole of 52,993 Mercedes-Benz and Freightiner-branded Sprinter vans from the 2019 and 2020 model a long time manufactured involving September 16, 2017, and February 3, 2020, are staying recalled. In accordance to documents posted by the National Freeway Targeted traffic Safety Administration, “the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor circuit may perhaps be insufficient, which can allow the wiring harness to overheat.” Mercedes-Benz’s remember acknowledgement adds that “a wiring harness that overheats will increase the possibility of a hearth.” A modify in the fuse layout that went into manufacturing in February 2020 solved the problem.
Owing to the likelihood of a hearth in impacted automobiles, Mercedes-Benz is advising homeowners “to only run the HVAC front blower in manual (not computerized) mode anytime the engine is on.” Utilised in guide manner, homeowners are additional instructed not to “use the highest blower or cheapest/highest temperature configurations right until the solution is performed.” Mercedes-Benz notes that occupants of the car or truck may well note what it phone calls “abnormal odors” (we might imagine that would be the scent of burning plastic and fuses) ahead of failure due to “an improve of the transitional resistance amongst fuse and fuse holder” in the HVAC wiring harness.
Mercedes-Benz claims it is at the moment conscious of 11 reports of overheating occasions involving Sprinter vans in the United States. Sellers will relocate and exchange the fuse and wiring harness in affected cars at no charge.