Dodge Viper Recall: 1,912 Cars Affected

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Previously known as the SRT Viper, the two-door Chrysler Group V10 supercar is now the subject of a voluntary recall estimated to cover 1,912 cars. According to the American automaker, affected vehicles might be fitted with a defective sensor.
Following an internal investigation, Dodge engineers found out that airbags on some 2013 - 2014 Viper vehicles might deploy less vigorously than intended because the seat-position sensor may falsely determine that a seat is positioned closer than it is.

Fortunately, the Chrysler Group is unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the faulty seat-position sensor affecting the 1,912-vehicle population covered in this recall campaign. The Chrysler Group informs that dealership service technicians were instructed to install a metallic shim designed to afford the sensor an accurate seat-position reading.

Those 2013 to 2014 model year Dodge Viper SRTs are believed to be located in the United States (1,624 examples of the breed), some 201 are in Canada and 16 are believed to roam in Mexico. Roughly 71 other Viper vehicles are located outside the NAFTA region.

Chrysler tells that owners of covered vehicles are to be notified about this voluntary recall later this month. Until then, owners are advised to contact the automaker at 800 - 853 - 1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888 - 327 - 4236 or the website.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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