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#1254 of 1281 2006 Dodge Sprinter remote locking issues
Sep 28, 2009 (1:33 pm)
Help me somebody! 3 weeks ago, the remote locking mechanism for my 2006 Sprinter started misbehaving. Instead of locking the van when the lock button is pushed twice, it now locks and unlocks, then locks, unlocks and locks again. Also, the red telltale on the dash now reads open for the back door when the door is locked and reads locked when the door is unlocked. Anyone have any light to shed? I bought the van used 16 months ago, lived and travelled in it for a year and put 33,000 miles on it with minimal issues. It has been at the dealer for 10 days now and the tech is still shaking his head... Thanks in advance
#1255 of 1281 Re: 2006 Dodge Sprinter remote locking issues [vic26]
Nov 15, 2009 (7:31 pm)
Hi #1254 I just got my Dodge Sprinter 2006 and I had the same problem with mine and it was just the contacts on one of the doors.
So I cleaned the plates and pins, then all was well again. Check each door to be sure they are connecting and are clean and you will be happy again # 1254.
I do hope that this helps if I am not to late, and someone elsehas already helped you.
#1256 of 1281 Thanks, #1255
Nov 16, 2009 (7:49 am)
Thanks so much for your feedback, much appreciated as we were quite stymied and so was the local Dodge dealer when we finally took the van in. The dealer tested everything and finally replaced the 'brain' under the diver's seat and replaced the slider's switch to the tune of close to $1000...(OUCH!) however, we now have peace of mind and if the situation recurs. We had cleaned all the contacts and will never know whether that would have resolved the issue or not although, the tech hooked the van up to the analyzing gizmo they have and there was definitely a malfunction somewhere. Thanks again. Maybe our exchange will help someone down the line.
#1257 of 1281 Move forum to Mercedes ?
Nov 16, 2009 (8:22 am)
Given that Mercedes is taking over Sprinter, perhaps this forum should be moved or referenced under Mercedes. In only 6 weeks, only Mercedes will sell the new ones and hopefully I will get a new one unless the dollar completely collapses.
#1258 of 1281 Re: Move forum to Mercedes ? [punter1]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2009 (10:41 am)
I know there is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter sold outside of the US, but have not heard anything about the Dodge Sprinter being picked up by them. Do you have information about MB selling the Sprinter in the States?
#1259 of 1281 Re: Move forum to Mercedes ? [KarenS]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:11 am)
Automotive News reported 11/9/09 that 100 out of 150 Mercedes dealerships have signed on to sell Sprinters in the U.S. in 2010.
#1261 of 1281 Re: Mercedes/Dodge [etroup]
Nov 19, 2009 (7:39 pm)
I understand that RBM-North Mercedes in Alpharetta, Ga. will be a Sprinter dealer, but it will not be advertised until Jan. 1 when the Dodge contract runs out with Mercedes. My understanding is that RBM-North Mercedes will be able to honor all Dodge Sprinter warranties and sell Dodge Sprinter parts.
#1262 of 1281 Sprinter 2007 Cruise Control
Nov 24, 2009 (4:19 pm)
I just got my Sprinter a couple of months ago. When we purchased it we did not realize it did not have cruise control. Does anyone know if it can be added, and if it can where do I find the part? Thanks alot!
#1263 of 1281 Is there any sort of "hidden warranty" on body rust?
Dec 26, 2009 (7:47 pm)
My 2006 2500 passenger model, white, began showing rust at the drip rail welds over a year ago. I sent photos to my dealer and went round a little bit without any satisfaction, and then the dealer went out of business. I know this is a widespread problem; almost every Sprinter I see has rust spots. Especially the cowling under the windshield.
Has anyone had any experience with getting any warranty coverage/repair on rust after the official warranty period?