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2003-'04 Dodge Viper Recalled for Inadvertent Airbag Deployment


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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling 3,660 2003-'04 Dodge Vipers because the airbags may deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
  • Chrysler told federal safety regulators that there have been no inadvertent airbag deployments in the recalled Vipers.
  • The remedy is expected to be available later in the year.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling 3,660 2003-'04 Dodge Vipers because the airbags may deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"A component in the airbag control module may fail, causing the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Inadvertent deployment of the airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners could increase the risk of personal injury and the possibility of a crash."

Chrysler told federal safety regulators that there have been no inadvertent airbag deployments in the recalled Vipers. The new Viper recall is part of a 2012 recall of 748,482 Chrysler vehicles, including the 2002-'03 Jeep Liberty and 2002-'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler said it decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the Viper due to similarities in electrical architecture to the recalled Liberty and Grand Cherokee vehicles.

The affected Vipers were built from November 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004.

Dodge dealers will install an in-line jumper harness with an integrated electrical noise filter to fix the vehicles. An interim notification is expected to be sent to owners in February. The remedy is expected to be available later in the year. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Edmunds says: If you own the aforementioned Dodge Viper, you'll have to sit tight as the automaker waits for parts to become available.

Comments

  • viperman33 viperman33 Posts:

    True hard fact. It happened to me in my Mamba in December. I had my neck broken and other injuries due to this .

  • viperman33 viperman33 Posts:

    UPDATE: I am a Victim of my 2004 Viper airbag deploying without an accident. I was knocked out and my car flipped over. This is on record. Broken neck, head trauma, back injuries and broke with no Health care to aid me. I'm in my mid 60's and still with numerous untaken care of injuries. I'm not only a physical mess, I'm BROKE , due to this. It's been over a year since the recall. That is far too long to wait. It's not a priority to Fiat or the Chinese MFG that will or will not make the part. I still have one Viper left. My warning dash lights are on & have been. It's only a matter of time for Deja Vu and that will lie on the Fiat Corp. I'm willing to sell my soul to the Devil, for plenty of money to help other victims along with fixing my injuries. Be it the Colombian Cartel, or just a very wealthy person, I need your money to right this corrupt situation for many innocent victims.

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