2013-14 Dodge Viper Recalled For Defective Door Handles

April 10, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Dodge Viper SRT. The recall stems from a problem with the vehicle's door handles, which, according to some owners, has allowed the doors to open when the car is in motion.

The complaints filed with FCA state that the Viper's doors "failed to close or opened inadvertently while vehicles were moving at low speed". After some investigating, FCA attributed the problem to moisture, which was causing the electric switches associated with the door latches to short out. The moisture intrusion is likely due to a new sealant that FCA's supplier used to protect the switches.

The recall affects a total of 1,762 vehicles: 1,451 registered in the U.S.; 160 registered in Canada; 17 registered in Mexico; and 59 registered elsewhere. FCA knows of no injuries or accidents linked to the defect.

FCA says that it will mail notices to Viper owners affected by the recall. After receiving those notices, owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Dodge dealer for complimentary service.

If you believe that you own one of the vehicles included in this recall and have further questions, you're encouraged to call FCA's Customer Information Center at 800-853-1403.

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