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Model year 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinters recalled

The spare tire label may indicate maximum speeds in metric terms only

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Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 289 model year 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinters.

The spare tire label may indicate the maximum speed at 55 kilometers per hour (kph) rather than as 34 miles per hour (mph).

With only the metric speed listed on the spare tire label, the driver could misinterpret the kph as mph and operate the vehicle with the spare tire installed at higher speeds than the tire can withstand, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealers will replace it with the label with the correct maximum speed information indicated in miles per hour free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2020.

Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at (877) 762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3BEGRESS.

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