It was announced on November 15, 2009 that over 13,500 Sprinter vans sold as Dodge and Freightliner vehicles were being recalled. According to an automotive-fleet.com article, the model vans in question include MY 2002-2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and Doge Sprinter 3500.
Based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report, the intake manifolds in these vehicles may have been destroyed. It is suspected that “under certain conditions”, sulfur in the diesel fuel is capable of creating a chemical reaction, causing sulfuric acid to form in the exhaust channel of the intake manifold. The consequences of the intake manifold decay may contribute to an exhaust gas leak, harm to the fuel return line that could bring about a fuel leak, and heat destruction to the insulation at the front wall.
In addition to Chrysler LLC informing vehicle owners about the recall, van owners may contact Chrysler by calling (800) 853-1403. Auto dealers are supposed to examine and replace the intake manifold at no expense to van owners.
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