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2018-19 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

The 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been recalled to amend an owner's manual that contains incorrect information.

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The 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has been recalled to fix a mistake in the owner’s manual.

“The operator’s manual misrepresents some of the situations that lead to automatic engagement of the park position ‘P’ (Auto-P function),” Mercedes-Benz Vans says in its recall notice.

“The park position is engaged automatically only if the engine is switched off in transmission positions ‘D’ or ‘R’ or if the driver’s door is opened in this transmission position while the vehicle is at a standstill or moving at very low speed.

“The operator’s manual incorrectly describes that the park position automatically engages when the seat belt buckle is released or when getting out of the seat while the vehicle is at a standstill or moving at very low speed. These actions do not lead to automatic engagement of the park position.”

  • A total of 4176 vehicles are included in the recall
  • Affected vehicles were sold between 28 August, 2018 and 23 December, 2020
  • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Mercedes-Benz Vans will contact owners and arrange to supply them with a supplementary booklet to amend the manual.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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