Daimler is recalling close to 50,000 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans for powertrain programming which is faulty. It can also allow the vehicle to move while the transmission selector is in “park.”
Daimler and Recalls
The company did announce it last month. It was following an NHTSA investigation that was launching last summer. It is commonplace which are recalls. This is especially in the fact of the increasing scrutiny from the U.S. regulators. It is over the past decade. Also, it is unusual for their root causes to be a mystery. Daimler, in this case, its finest appears to be stumping.
After 11 reports of Sprinter vans that roll away while in “park”, the investigation was launched. Also, to this day, Daimler’s engineers are still not exactly certain which is why it’s happening. Thus, so far, it has only been documented in cases that is where drivers have failed to follow what Mercedes-Benz calls the “proper procedures.” This is for parking their vans. Moreover, it sounds like most German issues. That you have not heard of. This is from Daimler’s recall report:
“In fact, during the extensive testing, MBAG does observe a rare and temporary park lock function. It does error on a small number of vehicles,” it said. “Though, yet despite Mercedes-Benz’s intensive investigation. The multifaceted testing, analyses, and evaluation, no clear and then specific technical root cause for the unique phenomenon has yet been identified and confirmed.”
Defect in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans
“Therefore, the defect is a rare and temporary park lock system error. It could then increase the risk of a vehicle rollaway. But it is only in the specific circumstance that the driver does not follow the proper, prescribed steps for safe parking. It could emphasize in the operator’s manual. Plus instead, it exits the driver’s seat without setting the parking. The driver does not properly secure the vehicle in accordance with parking instructions. It is in the operator’s manual. Moreover, it is in the essential setting of the parking brake. Then it is under certain circumstances. Moreover, it is possible that the vehicle could roll. Then from its parked position. Therefore increase the risk of an accident.”