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Dodge Viper Problems

Find the most common issues based on Dodge Viper owner complaints.

Most Common 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 elimina...
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1 Known Dodge Viper Brakes Problem

Brake noise or chatter may be noted from the front or rear brakes. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves installing insulators to the rear shoe plates, chamfering the front and rear lini...

3 Known Dodge Viper Drive Train 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 elimina...

4 Known Dodge Viper Electrical & Lights Problems

The speedometer or odometer may not work intermittently due to damaged wires at the rear of the transmission.
The electronic entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us that the entry module should be replaced to correct this issue.
The instrument panel backlighting may flicker most noticeably when the dimmer is set in the 1/2 position. Our technicians tell us that a revised panel dimmer switch module is available to correct t...

4 Known Dodge Viper Engine Problems

A rough idle condition may be due to a leaking intake manifold gasket. Our technicians tell us a revised intake gasket is available.
A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.
Our technicians tell us that there is a Powertrain Control Module software update to correct an intermittent hesitation between 4,000 & 5,000 RPM, or engine spark knock when using 91 octane gas...

2 Known Dodge Viper Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles a...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evap system system fault. Our technicians tell us that the purge valve should be checked for debris or carbon contamination. If contamination is foun...

1 Known Dodge Viper Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem d...

0 Known Dodge Viper Maintenance Problems

2 Known Dodge Viper Miscellaneous Problems

A water leak may develop between the top and side curtains. There are updated right and left side rails available to correct this issue.
Wind noise and/or water leaks may be noted from the top of the windshield frame. Our technicians tell us that installing adjustable top latch handles should help to correct this problem.

0 Known Dodge Viper Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Dodge Viper Problems & Complaints

Leak detection pump failure can be caused by the internal diaphragm switch sticking, or in some cases, contamination from debris or carbon particles from vapor canister. If black carbon particles a...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evap system system fault. Our technicians tell us that the purge valve should be checked for debris or carbon contamination. If contamination is foun...
The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem d...
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.
The speedometer or odometer may not work intermittently due to damaged wires at the rear of the transmission.
Our technicians tell us that there is a Powertrain Control Module software update to correct an engine spark knock when using 91 octane gasoline.
Our technicians tell us that there is a Powertrain Control Module software update to correct an intermittent hesitation between 4,000 & 5,000 RPM, or engine spark knock when using 91 octane gas...
Brake noise or chatter may be noted from the front or rear brakes. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves installing insulators to the rear shoe plates, chamfering the front and rear lini...
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 elimina...
Some driveline clunk noted on acceleration and deceleration is considered normal.
The electronic entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us that the entry module should be replaced to correct this issue.
The instrument panel backlighting may flicker most noticeably when the dimmer is set in the 1/2 position. Our technicians tell us that a revised panel dimmer switch module is available to correct t...
Security system faults may be related to misalignment of the hood and/or rear glass strut switch.
Wind noise and/or water leaks may be noted from the top of the windshield frame. Our technicians tell us that installing adjustable top latch handles should help to correct this problem.
A water leak may develop between the top and side curtains. There are updated right and left side rails available to correct this issue.
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