Dodge Viper Suspension Under NHTSA Investigation

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it is investigating a rear suspension problem reported on the 2005 and 2006 model year Dodge Viper sportscars.
The agency said it has opened a probe for a possible failure of the rear suspension knuckle after receiving two complaints. One of them was submitted by a doctor from Arkansas who suffered back injuries after the failure caused his car to slide and then go airborne. A second complaint revealed that the same problem sent the car into a concrete divider.

The investigation covers about 2,500 Dodge Vipers built in 2005 and 2006 but no recall has been issued so far. Chrysler said it’s cooperating with the NHTSA and advised concerned customers to contact the company dealer.

2005/2006 Dodge Vipers are part of the vehicle’s third-generation of sportscars, which was discontinued seven years ago. The fourth-generation Viper was introduced in 2008. The new V10-powered cars are now sold under the SRT badge.
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