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22 Mercedes Benz Recalls in 2008


Steering May Be Affected - Unimog (2008)


Fault: It is possible that the steering box mounting bolts may not have been correctly installed. This may result in the bolts becoming loose which could affect the driver's directional control of the vehicle.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles and replace the subject bolts.

Number of Recalls: 1


Reference Number: R/2010/171

Wheel Hub May Become Insecure - Atego (2008)


Fault: The incorrect specification bolts were supplied in a previous recall. The bolts supplied were too long which can affect the security of the hub.

Repair: Recall all affected vehicles to check bolts and if necessary replace the bolts.

Number of Recalls: 976


Reference Number: R/2010/177

Short Circuit May Occur - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the interior lamps in the rear passenger compartment.

Number of Recalls: 9


Reference Number: R/2008/157

Windshield May Detach - SLR (2008)


Fault: It has been identified that on subject vehicles the windscreen may not have been installed to Daimler AG's strict production specifications. With the result that the windscreen may become detached.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the windscreen removed cleaned and bonded in accordance with the specification.

Number of Recalls: 5


Reference Number: R/2008/154

Risk Of Fire - SPRINTER (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the subject lamps replaced.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2004 to December 31 2004

Number of Recalls: 9


Reference Number: R/2008/007

Ecu Maximum Road Speed Limit Not Set - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: The maximum road speed limit was not set in the engine control unit during production.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to set the maximum road speed of the vehicle.

Number of Recalls: 5


Reference Number: R/2008/156

Increased Brake Pedal Travel - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the brake master cylinder replaced.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2006 to December 31 2007

Number of Recalls: 217


Reference Number: R/2008/132

Increased Brake Pedal Travel - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the brake master cylinder and or the brake fluid reservoir replaced.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2006 to December 31 2007

Number of Recalls: 19


Reference Number: R/2008/131

Electronics May Not Be Fully Functional - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to re-perform the software (SCN) coding to the control unit.

Number of Recalls: 11


Reference Number: R/2008/136

Fuel May Leak - Vito & Viano (2008)


Fault: It has been identified that a fuel leak may occur due to the possible detachment of the fuel line from the fuel tank to the engine.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the fuel line replaced.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2004 to December 31 2006

Number of Recalls: 138


Reference Number: R/2008/143

Full Functionality Of The Vehicle's Electronics Cannot Be Guaranteed - Vito and Viano (2008)


Fault: It has been identified that due to incorrect software transmission the full functionality of the vehicle's electronics cannot be guaranteed.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the SCN coding rewritten.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2005 to September 01 2008

Number of Recalls: 13


Reference Number: R/2008/129

Seat Belt Buckle Could Detach. - A & B - CLASSES (2008)


Fault: Seat belt locking pawls may break in the event of an accident which in the most unfavourable circumstances may lead to the seat belt buckle detaching

Repair: Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to check the seat belt batch number and replace the seat belt where necessary.

Number of Recalls: 194


Reference Number: R/2008/126

Increased Brake Pedal Travel - Vito Traveliners and Viano (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the brake master cylinder replaced.

Number of Recalls: 321


Reference Number: R/2008/130

Increased Brake Pedal Travel - Vito Traveliners and Viano (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the brake master cylinder replaced.

Number of Recalls: 321


Reference Number: R/2008/130

Service Brake May Become Inoperative - Unimog (2008)


Fault: It has been identified that malfunctions may occur within the clutch control. As a result when a vehicle is in a low gear and the working speed control is active the vehicle cannot be stopped by application of the service brake. In these circumstances the vehicle can only be stopped by switching off the working speed control switching off the engine or by engaging neutral.

Repair: It is therefore necessary to replace the gear control unit or change the settings.

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2006 to December 31 2007

Number of Recalls: 14


Reference Number: R/2008/162

Front Lights / Indicators And Console Lights May Fail. - CL & S-CLASS (2008)


Fault: The SAM unit may become unreliable due to moisture in a transistor due to incorrect storage. In extreme cases various electrical functions may be affected such as front lights indicators wipers steering column adjustment and centre console lights

Repair: Recall affected vehicles and replace front SAM control unit

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2007 to December 31 2007

Number of Recalls: 204


Reference Number: R/2008/148

Engine Emergency Shut Off On Board Diagnosis Or Tank/speedo Signal May Be Affected - M-CLASS SLK-CLASS CLK-CLASS E-CLASS C-CLASS R-CLASS & A-CLASS. (2008)


Fault: Possibility of transfer of incorrect control unit software which could affect engine shut off control in an emergency situation or the on board diagnosis system or tank/speedometer signal

Repair: Recall affected vehicles and replace SAM control unit

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2004 to October 08 2008

Number of Recalls: 72


Reference Number: R/2008/147

Potential Failure Of Rear Axle - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the rear axle inspected and replaced if necessary.

Number of Recalls: 53


Reference Number: R/2008/137

Fuel May Leak - Vito and Viano (2008)


Fault: On a limited number of vehicles the fuel tank may not be meeting the required manufacturing safety standards and in the event of an accident could result in a fuel leak.

Repair: The recalled vehicles will have the fuel tank replaced with a quality assured unit.

Number of Recalls: 79


Reference Number: R/2010/181

Engine Could Lose Power. - M C CLK E CLS S R & G- CLASSES. (2008)


Fault: The electrical connection in the interior of the crankshaft sensor's chip housing may be interrupted which may result in loss of power and the inability to restart engine

Repair: Recall affected vehicles and replace crankshaft sensor

Vehicles Effected: January 01 2006 to December 31 2007

Number of Recalls: 19331


Reference Number: R/2008/149

Driving Stability May Be Affected - CL S & SL CLASS (2008)


Fault: It has been identified that during production or a repair faulty Active Body Control (ABC) acceleration sensors may have been fitted. This has the potential to cause vibrations at the front axle thus influencing the driving stability and operational safety.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the ABC acceleration sensor checked and replaced as necessary.

Number of Recalls: 256


Reference Number: R/2008/152

Side Mounts Of The Roof Bed Ladder May Fail - Sprinter (2008)


Fault: 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.

Repair: Recalled vehicles will have the roof bed ladder replaced.

Number of Recalls: 1


Reference Number: R/2008/153

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