Recall roundup: SRT Viper for airbag sensor image

The Chrysler Group has recently issued a recall for several SRT Viper sports cars because of a problem with an airbag sensor, which can increase the risk of injury during a crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released some details on the new SRT Viper recall, which is affecting the 2013 to 2014 model year vehicles, which have been produced between the 28th of November, 2012, and the 26th of June, 2014.

“Due to inaccurate seat position sensors, the frontal air bags may deploy with a lower velocity than designed for the actual seat position. In the event of a vehicle crash necessitating air bag deployment, an air bag that deploys at a lower velocity than designed may increase the risk of personal injury”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.

Owners of the affected Vipers will be notified by Chrysler as the company’s dealers will be installing a metal shim on the detection plate, which will correct the seat position sensor accuracy. This will be made free of charge to the owners. The recall, which is affecting 1,624 units of the SRT Viper, will begin on the 24th of October. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.