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2018-21 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 2882 examples of its full-sized Sprinter commercial vehicle due to a potential brake fluid leak.

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has come in for its fourth recall this year.

“Brake fluid may leak internally at the rear axle brake caliper over time. As a result, air may enter the rear brake system,” the company says in its recall notice.

“Air in the brake system would lead to increased rear brake pedal travel and reduced braking performance, increasing the risk of an accident resulting in injury or death to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

It follows a recall of 11 vehicles for a reversing light failure, five vehicles for a welding issue, and 4176 vehicles for an owners’ manual misprint.

  • A total of 2882 vehicles are affected
  • Vehicles were available for sale from August 8, 2018 to December 22, 2020
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

If you own an affected Sprinter, contact your Mercedes-Benz dealer to organise a free software update.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter news and reviews

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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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