Dodge Sprinter 2005

Dodge Sprinter 2005 model

Dodge Sprinter 2005 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
08V662000SUNSET VANS INC.from 04/01/2005 to 10/30/2007V (Vehicle)26703/04/2009ODISUNSET VANS INC.12/15/200812/15/2008571404
Defect SummarySunset vans is recalling 267 my 2005-2007 econoline, g series and sprinter trucks built on dodge, ford and chevrolet chassis and equipped with ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 404, platform lift installations in motor vehicles. the threshold warning system may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user in a certain spot within the defined threshold area.
Consequence SummaryThe user of the lift could be injured should the lift move unintentionally.
Corrective SummarySunset vans is working with ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge (please see 07e095). owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or sunset vans at 1-888-280-8267.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08V663000SUNSET VANS INC.from 04/01/2005 to 09/30/2006V (Vehicle)16903/04/2009ODISUNSET VANS INC.12/16/200812/16/2008571403
Defect SummarySunset vans is recalling 169 my 2005-2007 econoline, g series and sprinter trucks built on dodge, ford and chevrolet chassis and equipped with ricon platform style wheelchair lifts. these lifts fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 403, platform lift system accessible for motor vehicles. the anti-stow interlock may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user. the pressure sensing switch that detects the presence of weight on the platform was not adjusted to the necessary sensitivity level. the lift could stow even though someone or something is still on the lift.
Consequence SummaryA lift occupant can be injured should the lift begin to stow unintentionally.
Corrective SummarySunset vans is working with ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge (please see 07e097). owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or sunset vans at 1-888-280-8267.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Dodge Sprinter 2005 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
0600101/11/200610019268Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination due to intake air temperature sensor. *tt2006-02-22
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
090030602/25/200610019542Crankshaft replacement policy change and main bearing part number information. *tt2006-03-24
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
140010701/26/200710021170Bio-diesel b5 fuel. *kb2007-03-19
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
080300608/25/20060803006A10021239Powertrain control module initialization. *kb2007-03-23
SUSPENSION - REAR - AXLE - NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY
071105/01/200710021669Rear axle repair vs. replace procedure change. *kb2007-06-15

Dodge Sprinter 2005 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
05/21/201045000
 Sprinter van stalls during decelaration 2005 sprinter van with dual a/c stalls when both a/c are on and decelarating. happens during summer months dodge has a fix with a service bulletin but only if under warranty
06/27/2009126001
 Turbo resonator chamber failure. resulting in loss of boost and power. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - DIESEL
10/06/20062336410/05/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 dodge sprinter 3500. while driving approximately 70 mph the turbo resonator caused the vehicle to decelerate. there were no prior warning signs which as a consequence increased the risk of a serious crash and injury. the dealer replaced the turbo resonator four times. all attempts to repair the failure have been unsuccessful. a technician speculated tht poor quality and excessive heat exposure caused the component to fail. the failure mileage was 2,336 and the current mileage was 25,000.updated 5/6/09 *cn updated 05/08/09.*jb
08/11/20063300107/11/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 70 mph in heavy traffic, the vehicle lost power. the vehicle went into limp home mode and was later driven to the dealer who replaced the resonator in the turbo. *ak updated 09/15/06. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - TURBO-CHARGER
05/22/200613120312/19/2005
 Tl*- the contact stated vehicle lost the ability to accelerate on 05/22/06. the contact stated that this was a clear day and the road conditions were good. was driving at 70 mph on the highway andthe vehicle started losing speed. the vehicle's speed went down to 30-35 mph, and the check engine light turned on. the contact s pulled over to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off, and started it back up. the vehicle went back to 70-75 mph for about 3 miles and started losing power again. this happened for about 100 miles, the vehicle would loose speed, he' pulled to side of road and the check engine light would come on, and he restarted the vehicle which would go 70 mph again. the contact stated that the repair order sited the turbo resonator as the cause of the failure.*ak updated 1/29/2007 - (turbo resonator # 05137154aa) *nm
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
01/16/200612000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 dodge sprinter 3500 sc. the contact noticed issues with the turn signals on his vehicle. the multi-function switch on the steering column that controlled the exterior lighting was the cause of the failure. the other exterior lighting functioned correctly, but the turn signals became inoperative. he took the vehicle to the dealer four times for the issue. the first time the switch was replaced, but the failure remained. the second time, in november of 2006, the dealer could not repair the issue. the most recent visit, in april of 2007, an outside source bought and replaced the switch. the contact provided the dealer with the receipt and they provided reimbursement. in november of 2007, the switch failed again. the part was on backorder and the contact waited more than 11 months for it to become available. the dealer stated that the part would cost $204. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was outside of the warranty; therefore, they could not assist. the current mileage was approximately 49,400 and failure mileage was approximately 12,000.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
10/01/20061200003003/18/2005
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2005 dodge sprinter. the contact smelled an odor coming from the heating and cooling system. the dealer stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the injector washers were leaking exhaust gasses. the contact installed new washers. the contact stated the fumes in the vehicle caused the passengers in the vehicle to experience breathing problems, watering of the eyes and headaches. the contact stated when the brake pedalwas depressed it went down to the floorboard when going downhill. the dealer stated thiswas normal for this vehicle. the vehicle currently had 120000 miles. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
10/01/20061200003003/18/2005
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2005 dodge sprinter. the contact smelled an odor coming from the heating and cooling system. the dealer stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. the contact inspected the vehicle and noticed the injector washers were leaking exhaust gasses. the contact installed new washers. the contact stated the fumes in the vehicle caused the passengers in the vehicle to experience breathing problems, watering of the eyes and headaches. the contact stated when the brake pedalwas depressed it went down to the floorboard when going downhill. the dealer stated thiswas normal for this vehicle. the vehicle currently had 120000 miles. *ak
STRUCTURE
05/02/2008120000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 dodge sprinter. while driving approximately 61 mph, the contact heard a loud rattling noise underneath the vehicle. upon further inspection, he noticed that the crankshaft harmonic balanced bolt was fractured. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the warranty was expired; therefore, the contact would have to replace the bolt at his expense. the contact is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. he has pictures of the failed component. the vin was unknown. the failure and current mileages were 120,000.
WHEELS
04/29/201185044
 2005 dodge sprinter (84857 miles) had emergency brake worked on at dealer. approximately 187 miles and roughly 45-50 hours later the rear wheel on the driver's side of vehicle fell off. four of five lug bolts were missing. the fifth lug nut was still attached, but badly bent. head of service department said it was common knowledge that aluminum rims and steel wheels were incompatable and this was the reason for the tire falling off. the sprinter had been maintained soley by the dealer for ninety percent of it's history covering four years and approximately 80,000 miles. dealer denied any responsibility for informing me of this potential problem and refused to pay for any of the damage caused by the failure of the wheel. i paid to have steel rims replace the aluminum ones. the aluminum rims, and remaining lug bolts are in my possession.

Car dealers selling Dodge Sprinter 2005


StateCityZipNamePhone
FLFT. PIERCEA&S MOTORHOMES
MIMUSKEGON49441FAMILY AUTO CENTER231-733-4401