The remainder of Daimler Chrysler Vans LLC remained active in Huntersville as an engineering, upfitter certification and safety compliance resource in support of the Sprinter.
For 2003, Daimler Chrysler introduced a Dodge branded version of the Sprinter to the North American market.
The lawsuit affected California residents with the rooftop AC units and Sprinters equipped with the rear AC.
However the Mk.2 Sprinter is also sold in Russian market.It was voted International Van of the Year for 1995. Units sold to the rest of North America were badged as Mercedes-Benz until 2003 when they received Dodge branding.The first generation (VA Chassis) North American Sprinter was launched in 2001 in the U. Units in the United States and Canada, but not in Mexico, could be purchased as a Dodge or Freightliner from 2003.From 2001 until 2006, cargo van versions of the Sprinter were manufactured in Düsseldorf, Germany, partially disassembled and shipped to a facility in Gaffney, South Carolina where they were reassembled.The cargo versions, classified as light trucks, are subject to the 25% chicken tax if imported as a complete unit, which is avoided by the disassembly and subsequent reassembly.Daimler Chrysler Vans LLC retained sole responsibility for the North American Sprinter market until the sales, service and parts support responsibilities were absorbed by Chrysler Commercial Vehicle Division in 2004.