Recall roundup: Dodge Viper sports cars image

Fiat Chrysler US LLC has recently announced a voluntarily recall for the Dodge Viper sports cars because of an issue with their door handle assemblies.

The Dodge Viper is now the subject of a recall which has been recently announced by the FCA US LLC. According to the car company, the models in question have an issue with their door handle assemblies, which is affecting no less than 1,762 vehicles globally. The carmaker has apparently received no less than three warranty claims because of the doors which managed to close or open while the cars were moving.

“FCA US launched an investigation after the Company received three warranty claims linked to doors that failed to close or opened inadvertently while vehicles were moving at low speed. The Company is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. Engineers determined a sealant, newly adopted by a supplier, provided inconsistent moisture protection to the electronic switches that control the door latches. Switches exposed to moisture may short-circuit”, said the company in its official press release.

There are a total of 1,762 units of the Dodge Viper affected by this recall, globally, and 1,451 of them are from the 2013 – 2014 model year, being Dodge Viper SRT cars, in the United States, 160 in Canada, 17 in Mexico and 59 outside the NAFTA region. The recall is expected to begin soon and the carmaker will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. Owners can contact the FCA US Customer Information Center, for any extra details on the topic, at 1 800 853 1403.