January 10, 2002
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled the 1996-1999 Dodge
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
the DaimlerChrysler Corporation 1996-1999 Dodge Viper.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,645
Dates of Manufacture: June 1995 - March 1999
Defect: Certain passenger vehicles used extensively in track types of racing
events and subjected to aggressive driving conditions could experience
cracks at the welds of the rear differential mounting bracket. The cracks
could eventually lead to metal fatigue and dislodging of the differential
mounting bracket from the frame of the vehicle. Separation of the
differential mounting bracket could result in loss of vehicle control.
Remedy: All affected vehicles will have a field repair kit installed.
Vehicles exhibiting cracks will require an additional weld repair prior to
installation of the kit. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner
notification schedule for this campaign. Owners who do not receive the free
remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V312/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 998].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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