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Chrysler has announced that it is recalling 4,278 Dodge Viper sports cars across the planet due to the threat of the vehicles’ airbags deploying at any time for no discernible reason.

Most of the Vipers, 3,660, are being recalled in the United States, while 440 are being recalled in Canada, an even 10 in Mexico, and 168 across the remainder of the globe. The recall affects Dodge Vipers from model years 2003 and 2004. The defect may also cause the front seat belt pretensioners to deploy without reason.

This recall comes just five months following the one Chrysler had for nearly one million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs from 2002 to 2004 for the exact same problem.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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