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Dodge Viper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper Problems

Some driveline clunk noted on acceleration and deceleration is considered normal.

A single click or pop may be heard from the rear of the vehicle when the clutch is released. Our technicians tell us the repair involves installing matched hubs and yokes to the rear axle.

A light chatter or rattle or noise from the transmission may be noted with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. Updating the transmission lubricant, SAE 75W will help but not eliminate it.

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Dodge Viper Recalls

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.

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.

On 69 vehicles, the fuel pump wiring can become chafed by an underbody shield. This could cause the fuel pump fuse to open and the engine to stall unexpectedly. This may increase the risk of a crash. The recall began September 9, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C27.

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Dodge Viper Reviews

I have owned my 94 viper for only a couple months now and am still getting used to it.It is not a car for the faint hearted! It handles great and has more power than a semi,but you have to know how to drive to be able to enjoy it.I love my Viper and it sure gets a lot of attention everywhere i go.Just understand it is a beast and not built for comfort..just spped!

my car's battery has been discharge. the last time i started it was jan. 2012.

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