Originally Posted by barnbnb
If Toyotas can be recalled on bogus claims of accelerating by themselves, it shows that NHTSA pays attention to the quantity, rather than the quality, of complaints. Please take 5 minutes to file a complaint if you have faulty brakes on your Sprinter.
I applaud your diligence in an attempt to repair your issue with NHTSA.
You are correct in that they require a certain number of complaints to even consider such a claim.
Toyotas claim was both a quantity of claims issue and a political issue.
The "quantity" portion came from every Tom, Dick and Harry filing a complaint when they rear ended someone. (I personally inspected some of those in the course of my job- insurance inspector)
One thing I would suggest- you have your vehicle weighed at a certified weigh station. A good thing to do for any RV-er.
You do not want to be over the 11k limit if someone is inspecting your vehicle. That would include passengers.
Once again- good luck.
I did not purchase a Merc for this and other reasons.
I just bought a Chevy 4500 (2251) so I will not participate in the complaint. Sorry if I came off as an a-hole.
I will although advise my buddie to join. He complains of his brakes also.
He had his ABS controller unit replaced also and system thoroughly checked. No change.