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Dodge Viper Recall 13V040000

Front Airbags and/or Seatbelt Pretensioners Can Deploy Unexpectedly

Body, Interior & Misc., February 6, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

An issue with the airbag computer can cause the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2013. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Summary:

The airbag system is controlled by a computer called a control module. A component in the control module may fail causing the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of any component of the airbag system could increase the risk of personal injury and the possibility of a crash. No remedy for this concern is available at this time but is expected later in 2013. The Chrysler recall number is N13.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003, 2004

Manufacturer's Report Date: February 6, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V040000

NHTSA Action Number: EA12001

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,660

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

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