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Dodge Viper recall 03V388000

Parking Lamps, Head Lamps, or Dash Lighting May Fail
Electrical & Lights, December 1, 2003

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Electrical contacts may corrode, causing the parking lamps, head lamps, and/or instrument panel lighting to flicker or stop working.


Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


Contacts for the parking lamps in the multifunction switch may corrode, causing the parking lamps, head lamps, and/or instrument panel lighting to flicker or become inoperative. This could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will reflash the software in the Body Control Module. The recall began December 1, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C33.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Mfr's Report Date:
December 1, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V388000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1739

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH PARK LAMP CONTACTS MAY CORRODE.

Consequence: THIS CORROSION COULD CAUSE THE PARK LAMPS, HEAD LAMPS AND/OR INSTRUMENT PANEL LAMPS TO FLICKER OR BECOME INOPERATIVE. THIS COULD AFFECT DRIVER VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REFLASH THE SOFTWARE IN THE BODY CONTROL MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 1, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.

Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. C33.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┬┐S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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