DaimlerChrysler Latin America is recalling 58,900 Mercedes Sprinter vans produced in its González Catán plant, in Argentina, writes Rogério Louro. The recall is due to faulty shock absorbers made by Sachs in Argentina in which a component can break, possibly resulting in loss of control of the vehicle.

However, DaimlerChrysler says it is not aware of any accidents caused by the faulty parts.

The recall covers Sprinter vans built between 1996 and 2003. The majority were shipped to Brazil and, according to DC, the recall affects 42,400 vans sold there, 15,000 units in Argentina and 1,500 exported to other Latin America countries.