Daimler to recall 40,000 vans in U.S. to replace faulty airbags
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Bloomberg) -- Daimler A G produced 40,061 vans from 200508 with air bags that should be changed, the Nhtsa said.
The impacted vehicles, the 2007 08 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and the 200708 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500, were made from July 1, 2005, to July 3 1, 2008, and "are built using a passenger-side frontal airbag which may be prone to moisture invasion which, with time, could cause the inflator to rupture up on its installation," NHTSA stated in a a study posted Saturday.
Daimler Vans USA will notify Freightliner proprietors and Fiat-Chrysler Cars NV will alarm clients who purchased the Dodge version, in line with the bureau.
Dealers are instructed to change the air bags cost-free. No program was released for the fixes.
A seventh dying associated with defective airbags was confirmed Friday by the U.S. bureau. A 22-year old girl died two days after an April 5 crash.
Takata Corp., which made the airbag inflator that ruptured and hurt the girl, concurred on May 19 to enlarge its recall attempt to cover about 3 4 million models -- the greatest product-safety recall actually in the U.S.
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