Daimler Vans USA is recalling more than 11,000 model year 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vans — platform 970 (VS30) — equipped with swivel seats.
The wiring harnesses for the front seats may have been routed incorrectly and could become jammed and damaged in the swivel seat frames.
If the wiring harness is damaged, the side airbag within the seat could deploy for no reason. It’s also possible the airbags could fail to deploy if there is a side crash, resulting in increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Vehicles may be showing an illuminated airbag warning light that stays on until the problem is fixed.
Mercedes dealerships will inspect the routing for the wiring harnesses for both front seats and make needed repairs, including adding clips and cable ties.
The Sprinter recall is expected to begin July 17, 2020, but concerned owners may call 877-762-8267 and refer to recall number VS3DREHSIK for more information.
This is the latest in a number of Sprinter van recalls issued since 2018, according to carcomplaints.com