Mercedes recalls Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans with driveshafts that can puncture the gas tanks.

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Mercedes recalls Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans with driveshafts that can puncture the gas tanks.

— Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 115 vehicles in three recalls, with the largest recall issued to fix problems that can cause fuel leaks and fires.

About 110 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans are recalled because they were built without driveshaft catch straps, something that will allow loose driveshafts to hit and puncture the gas tanks.

Leaking gas near an ignition source equals trouble, so dealers will need to install the missing catch straps. However, Mercedes doesn't know when the recall will begin.

Worried van owners should call Daimler at 877-762-8267.

In a separate recall, Mercedes-Benz is recalling four vehicles: One 2017 C43 AMG, one E300 4Matic sedan, one GLC300 and one E43 AMG 4Matic.

Mercedes says the electrical power steering control units have contact pins that weren't welded correctly. Those pins can lose contact and suddenly deactivate the power steering.

The recall should begin November 10, 2017. Mercedes dealers will replace the electric power steering racks on the four vehicles.

Owners with questions should call the automaker at 877-496-3691.

And in another small recall, Mercedes is recalling three model year 2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans for the same electrical power steering control unit contact pin problems.

As in the case of the previous recall of four vehicles, the pins weren't welded correctly and can lose contact.

Dealers will replace the electric power steering racks, but Mercedes doesn't know when the recall will begin.

Affected owners may call 877-762-8267.

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