US launches probe of Mercedes vans that roll after parked

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said, on Friday, it has launched a preliminary investigation into reports that some 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans used as Amazon delivery vehicles and ambulances have rolled away after being parked using the Auto-P function.

The agency said it has 11 reports of vans moving after being set in park, and received reports of eight crashes and one injury related to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500/4500 vans. It did not disclose the total number of vehicles under investigation.