January 10, 2002
DaimlerChrysler Has Recalled 1996-2000 Dodge Viper
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
the DaimlerChrysler Corporation 1996-2000 Dodge Viper.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,050
Dates of Manufacture: June - October 2000
Defect: Certain passenger vehicles used extensively in track types of racing
events and subjected to aggressive driving conditions can experience
cracking of the steering rack mounting brackets. The cracks could eventually
lead to separation of the steering rack from the frame of the vehicle.
Separation of the steering rack could result in unexpected steering
looseness and lag.
Remedy: All affected vehicles will have a field repair kit installed,
consisting of lower frame rail reinforcement gussets and a reinforcement
bracket. 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 1-800-853-1403.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V313/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 999].
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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