PhotoDaimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 153 model year 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles.

The abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jamb to make opening the door easier after a severe front impact, may have been installed incorrectly.

If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe front accident, a greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of the abutting wedge on the driver and front passenger side, correcting it, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 22, 2019.

Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at (877) 762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3KEIL.

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