Recall Up Date: 2002 - 2003 Dodge Freightliner & Sprinter



The Problem: Mercedes-Benz is recalling some 2002 and 2003 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans, which were sold under Dodge and Freightliner brands. Because the vans were sold and driven before the U.S. switched to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel, it can suffer from corrosion when using fuel with higher concentrations of sulfur. Exhaust gases passing through the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system can corrode the intake manifold, which could lead to damage to the fuel return line and firewall around the manifold.

The Fix: Chrysler will notify Dodge owners, while Mercedes-Benz will notify those with Freightliner-branded vehicles. Dealers will replace the affected intake manifold for free. Owners can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter division at 1-843-695-5031.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 665 vehicles, all hailing from the 2002 and 2003 model years. Said vehicles were sold as the Dodge Sprinter 2500, Dodge Sprinter 3500, Freightliner Sprinter 2500, and Freightliner Sprinter 3500.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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