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Dodge and Freightliner Recall Sprinters for Brakes

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
DODGE / SPRINTER 3500
2007-2008
FREIGHTLINER / SPRINTER 3500
2007-2008
Manufacturer : SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPOR Mfr's Report Date : MAR 07, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V110000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 40
Summary:
 SPRINTER IS RECALLING 40 Model Year 2007 and 2008 DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 3500 CARGO VANS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, 'HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS.' SOME OF THESE VANS MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE CORRECT BRAKE COMPONENTS INSTALLED.
Consequence:
 THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEMS, AND ASSOCIATED PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO INSURE SAFE BRAKING PERFORMANCE UNDER NORMAL AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE APPROPRIATE MASTER BRAKE CYLINDERS AND BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIRS.