NHTSA recalls 2003-2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10s over faulty airbag module
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for certain model year 2003 and 2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10s for faulty airbag control modules.

The issue: according to the filing, 3,660 2003-2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10s run a risk of airbag deployment without warning nor reason while the vehicle is in operation. Additionally, the seatbelt pretensioners could also deploy without warning nor reason while the car is driving.

As a result, Chrysler will notify owners and repair the vehicles free of charge when the remedy is available later this year.

For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

Report Receipt Date: FEB 06, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V040000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,660

All Products Associated with this Recall
DODGE VIPER / 2003-2004

Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

SUMMARY

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured from November 1, 2001, through June 30, 2004. A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

CONSEQUENCE

Inadvertent deployment of the airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners could increase the risk of personal injury and the possibility of a crash.

REMEDY

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. An interim notification is expected to be sent in February 2013. The remedy is expected to be available later in the year. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

NOTES

Chrysler’s recall campaign number is N13. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

- By: Chris Chin


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