Recall report: More than 75K vehicles recalled for faulty door locks or vehicle fire risks

Updated Mar 31, 2021

The following safety recalls were issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • Chrysler is recalling certain 2021 Ram 2500, 3500, and 3500, 4500, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles equipped with a Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engine. An electrical short may occur in the Solid State Intake Heater Grid Relay, which could result in a vehicle fire. A vehicle fire increases the risk of injury. NHTSA says potentially 19,214 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2019-2020 Mercedes Benz Sprinter vehicles equipped with an optional electric sliding door. The auxiliary lock on the sliding door may be the incorrect type for an electric sliding door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation." In the event of a crash, the sliding door could dislocate more than intended, and increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. NHTSA says potentially 56,534 vehicles are affected by this recall.
  • Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. The retaining washer and bolt that connect the brake pedal to the bearing block, may come loose and detach. This could cause the brake lights to stay illuminated, even when the brake pedal is not pressed. Malfunctioning brake lights can fail to alert other motorists of the driver's intention, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA says potentially 56 vehicles are affected by this recall.
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