Daimler Vans USA Recalls Vehicles Due to Potential Safety Risk

Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) recalled 198 model year 2019-2020 Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinters with the multimedia system “Connect 5” and a rearview camera due to potential safety risk.

The rearview image may not display within two seconds from the start of the backing event. 

The rearview image may also be obscured or covered by the visual display of the Emergency Call (eCall) pop-up window if the eCall system is activated while the reverse gear is engaged.

A delayed or obstructed rearview camera display can reduce the driver’s view of what is behind the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

DVUSA will notify owners, while dealers will perform a software update on the vehicles, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 22, 2021.

There have been no reported incidents to date.

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