Mercedes Benz Sprinter 906 513 BlueTEC - Facts and Figures
|Power||129 PS - 95 kW - 127 BHP|
|Torque||305 Nm - 225 lb/ft|
|MPG City||31.0 MPG|
|MPG Motorway||47.0 MPG|
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906 513 BlueTEC Review
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Sprinter 906 513 BlueTEC Problems, Faults and Recalls
- R/2007/020 - Wheel Flanges May Split - The wheel flanges may not be of sufficient strength and may split.
- R/2006/229 - Electrical Short Circuit May Occur - Wiring harness from starter to alternator may detach power supply will fail and wiring may short circuit.
- R/2006/223 - Suspension Spring May Fracture - It has been identified that during manufacture insufficient wax was applied to the front of the rear axle road springs. This in extreme circumstances can lead to failure of the spring.
- R/2010/180 - Crash Signal Protocol May Not Occur In The Event Of A Collision - A software error may exist in the airbag control unit which can prevent a crash signal being generated in the event of a rear-end collision. As a result automatic unlocking of the doors and switching on of the hazard lamps cannot be assured.
- R/2010/179 - Short Circuit May Occur - It is possible that an incorrect size terminal may have been fitted to the starter wiring harness. It could result in the wiring not being crimped correctly and cause a detachment of the wiring which could result in a short circuit.
- R/2010/172 - Vehicle May Cut Out - It has been identified that a possible poor contact with the fuel pump relay in the fuse and relay module unit may affect the operation of the fuel pump and cause the engine to cut out.
- R/2010/176 - Airbag May Not Inflate Correctly - In the case of an incident where the air bags deploy as a result of the offside window bag module possibly having been fitted with a defective diffuser the air bag may not fully inflate and parts of the window bag module may detach and fly into the interior compartment at high speeds.
- R/2008/157 - Short Circuit May Occur - Fire may occur in vehicles fitted with rear air conditioning as a result of the rear interior lamp deforming because of its position in continuous heat.The deformation in combination with moisture may trigger a short circuit of the connecting contacts and thereby cause an isolated cable fire.
- R/2008/007 - Risk Of Fire - It has been identified that the lens of the interior lamps located in the air ducts may not conform to specification under conditions of continuous operation. This may result in an electrical short circuit and an isolated cable fire.
- R/2008/156 - Ecu Maximum Road Speed Limit Not Set - The maximum road speed limit was not set in the engine control unit during production.
- R/2008/132 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that subject vehicles have been fitted with an incorrect brake master cylinder. This has the effect of the brake pedal having to travel further before the brakes take effect.
- R/2008/131 - Increased Brake Pedal Travel - It has been identified that an incorrect brake master cylinder and or brake fluid reservoir has been installed. In instances of the installation of an incorrect brake master cylinder the brake pedal will travel further before the brakes become effective. On vehicles fitted with an incorrect brake fluid reservoir the brake wear limit light will illuminate prematurely.
- R/2008/136 - Electronics May Not Be Fully Functional - The full functionality of the vehicles electronics which includes the safety systems cannot be guaranteed. This is a result of incorrect software being transmitted to a number of vehicles.
- R/2008/137 - Potential Failure Of Rear Axle - It has been identified that the rear axle left hand side half shaft may develop cracks. Should this occur breakage of the rear axle might ensue.
- R/2008/153 - Side Mounts Of The Roof Bed Ladder May Fail - It has been established that the side mountings for the roof bed ladder are insufficient to hold it in place. As a result the ladder could slip sideways.
- R/2009/025 - Possible Engine Bay Fire - It has been identified that as a result of a cracked piston engine damage can occur whereby oil is ejected into the engine bay and may ignite after coming into contact with hot engine components.
- R/2009/026 - Possible Engine Bay Fire And Parking Brake Failure - It has been identified that as a result of a cracked piston engine damage can occur whereby oil is ejected into the engine bay and may ignite after coming into contact with hot engine components. It has further been identified that the threaded portion of the brake adjuster for the parking brake may break under load due to the wall thickness being too slight. Should a failure occur the parking brake would become ineffective.
- R/2009/045 - Parking Brake May Fail - It has been identified that on certain vehicles the threaded insert of the parking brake adjuster may break under load due to insufficient wall thickness. Should breakage of the adjuster occur parking brake efficiency will be lost.
- R/2009/061 - Fire May Occur - It has been identified that due to a fault with the previous recall to perform an engine ECU flash upgrade engine damage could occur as a result of piston cracking. As a consequence and in the worst case oil may enter the engine compartment where it could come into contact with hot engine parts which may result in a fire.
- R/2009/151 - Risk Of Fire - A incorrect cable duct retaining bolt has been fitted. In the event of a crash the cable duct may detach at least partially from the engine. In this situation it is more likely that a short circuit of the unfastened starter/alternator line may occur.
- R/2010/008 - Fire May Occur - It has been identified that the fleece filter insert of the engine oil separator may become obstructed with dirt particles. It is therefore possible that an increase in pressure within the crankcase may occur with the result that oil could escape onto hot engine parts. Should this occur a fire may ensue.
- R/2010/073 - Seat Belt May Not Restrain Passenger - The seat belt mounting bolts in the areas of the "B" pillar and seat base have been found not to specification. In the event of an accident the restraint function of the seat belt may not be guaranteed.
- R/2010/112 - Incorrect Headlamp Fitted - It has been established that some vehicles may have been fitted with headlights that are dipping to the offside headlights not to the nearside.
- R/2010/127 - Oil May Leak - Oil may leak from the bottom of the engine oil filler neck. If not rectified this could lead to oil leaking onto the road surface and/or engine damage due to insufficient lubrication.
- R/2010/204 - Fuel May Leak - It is possible that vehicles fitted with integral heaters within the fuel filter could suffer a leak in the upper plug area. This leakage should be identified to the driver by the smell of the diesel however if action is not taken to address the issue the issue could result in fuel escaping onto the road surface.
- R/2011/107 - Misleading Instrument Cluster Information And Esp Functions - A program error may result in misleading instrument cluster information and ESP functions
- R/2011/142 - Control May Be Lost - Rear suspension springs may not be to specification and could fail at the spring eye. If such a failure occurs vehicle control could be lost.
- R/2011/174 - Fuel May Leak - A fuel leak may occur from the area of the fuel drain opening in the fuel filters which leaks onto the road.
- R/2012/044 - Incorrect Cross-member Bolts Fitted - The screws/bolts used for fastening the towing eyes the cross-member of the trailer hitch and the rear step for the support of the cross-member on 5 ton vehicles may be the wrong type. This could cause the bolts to work loose and in a worst case snap.
- R/2014/014 - Vehicle Stability May Be Affected - It has been established that on certain models of NCV3 (5-ton) vehicles fitted with air suspension from the VB AirSuspension company have a high risk of a fracturing of the weld seam on the rear axle spring saddle. In the unlikely event that this occurs then the rear axle can become loose and take on a self-steering behaviour which could affect vehicle control or stability.
- R/2014/183 - Oil May Leak - On certain diesel engines the 'O' ring may not have been produced to the correct specification. This may allow oil to leak and contaminate the environment. If excessive oil is lost engine damage may occur.
- R/2015/202 - Seatbelt Mechanism May Malfunction - The threaded connections of the seatbelts at the B-Pillars were possibly not tightened with the required torque. If the required torque is not present it is possible the threaded connection may loosen further. In the event of a loosened threaded connection the intended restraint effect of the seat belt cannot be guaranteed in the event of a collision and the risk of injury during an event may possibly be increased.
- R/2016/002 - Risk Of Fire - On vehicles fitted with the four cylinder (OM651) engine the high pressure fuel lines may not have been manufactured to specifications. These lines may crack and allow fuel to leak. If an ignition source is present there is a risk of fire.
- R/2016/011 - Windows May Detach - On vehicles with multi layered paint it is possible the layers may not have bonded as intended. This could allow the windscreen to detach in the event of excessive forces such as an accident. This may similarly affect bonded tie downs and/or super high roof.