wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost2




Search

Ask Warren Brown

Real Wheels Live

Real Wheels Live

The Post’s Warren Brown will be online to answer your questions about every aspect of the automotive industry.

12:00 PM Dr. Gridlock
2:00 PM Talk about Travel

Weekly schedule, past shows

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Recall Alert: 2003-04 Dodge Viper


(Cars.com)

Chrysler is recalling 3,660 model-year 2003 and 2004 Dodge Viper performance sports cars due to a problem that could cause the airbags to deploy unexpectedly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured between Nov. 1, 2001, and June 30, 2004. A component in the airbag control module may fail, causing the front airbags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently, increasing the likelihood of a crash.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners of the recall this month, and dealers will repair the vehicles for free once a remedy is made available later this year. Owners with questions may call Chrysler at 800-247-9753 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236. They also can go to www.safercar.gov .

The Viper recall is an expansion of one last year involving similar airbag and seat belt pretensioner issues in 744,822 model-year 2002-03 Jeep Liberty small SUVs and model year 2002-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.

Related
Recall Alert: 2002-03 Jeep Liberty, 2002-04 Grand Cherokee
Read About Other Recalls
More Safety News on Cars.com

By Cars.com  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/15/2013

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company