Dodge Sprinter 3500 2005

Dodge Sprinter 3500 2005 model

Dodge Sprinter 3500 2005 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STEERING - COLUMN
08V339000SPRINTER ENGINEERING & COMPLIANCE SUPPORfrom 11/01/2007 to 11/30/2007V (Vehicle)1002/16/2009MFRDAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING INTL07/24/200807/24/2008
Defect SummarySprinter is recalling 10 my 2001-2006 dodge and freightliner 2500 and 3500 vehicles. the welding seam between the bracket and steering column of affected spare parts does not meet design specifications. the result of an out of specification welding seam is that the steering column may detach from its interior vehicle mounting bracket.
Consequence SummaryThe operator may lose steering ability of the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect and replace the steering columns free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on or before february 16, 2009. owners may contact sprinter at 843-695-5057.
NotesChrysler's recall no. h25.customers 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 3500 2005 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
09/13/200643001
 Vehicle lost power while climbing a hill on a 2 lane highway. max vehicle speed dropped to 25mph on 55mph road - nearly rear-ended by vehicle behind. had to drive over 150 miles home at slow speeds to get to dealership for repair. dealership replaced turbo resonator. *tr
05/12/2008274001
 Failed turbo resonator going to yosemite in itaska mh with dodge 5 cyl diesel engine. this is second turbo resonator to fail and is extremely dangerous condition on 2 lane rds with few turnouts and steep banks. dodge should recall resonators and replace with available aftermarket item. numerous failures in rv's. *tr
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM
05/15/200978001
 Driving on us hwy 2 up stevens pass, washington at 50 mph when engine power began cycling, black smoke came out of exhaust, rapidly lost power and max speed dropped to 30mph with accelerator to floor. quickly began blocking traffic and had to pull over to let vehicles by. turned around and headed back home. took van to dealership and they had to replace turbo resonator (2nd time in 5000 miles). *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
05/12/2008274001
 Failed turbo resonator going to yosemite in itaska mh with dodge 5 cyl diesel engine. this is second turbo resonator to fail and is extremely dangerous condition on 2 lane rds with few turnouts and steep banks. dodge should recall resonators and replace with available aftermarket item. numerous failures in rv's. *tr
POWER TRAIN
06/11/2009151861
 June 14, 2009 nhtsa: for the 4th time our winnebago dodge sprinter/rv has lost power due to parts failure [turbo resonators, sensors, and/or turbocharger]. needless to say these failures took place while many miles from home and away from anyone who could help. when certain parts fail, the sprinter is designed to enter a limp home mode at a greatly reduced speed, thus endangering us as we were traveling on busy highways, fearful we would be rear ended by a truck or other heavy vehicles. in addition to imperiling our lives, we have endured extra expense and great inconvenience for delayed and canceled trips resulting from these breakdowns. judging from forums online recently, this is a problem that is quite common and daimler chrysler is well aware of it, but, by inaction, has failed to remedy. dealers replaced the parts with the same flimsy plastic defective parts, which is not satisfactory as they will inevitably fail again. a recall is certainly justified. george and barbara dematteis cc: daimler chrysler motors corp. winnebago industries ed voyles chrysler congressman lynn westmoreland. *tr