Recall roundup: Dodge Viper SRT for faulty airbags image

The North American based automaker Dodge has recently announced a recall for some of the Viper SRT sports cars, because of a problem with their airbag control modules.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,660 units of the 2003 – 2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10s will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get their airbag control modules fixed or replaced. The NHTSA says that if this problem is ignored, it might lead to a crash or an injury.

“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”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

Owners of the Dodge Viper SRTs mentioned above will be notified by Chrysler and the company’s dealerships will inspect and repair the vehicles free of charge. The notifications will be sent starting this month (February). Meanwhile, owners of the Viper SRT, produced between the dates mentioned previously, are being advised to contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.