Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling two (count ’em!) units of the Dodge Viper over an issue with the passenger-side airbag that could detach during deployment. The recall is different from another 2016 Dodge Viper airbag recall that impacts the bag on the side of the driver.
The defect: a defective vibration weld on the passenger airbag chute may cause the passenger air bag door to detach during air bag deployment.
The hazards: if the air bag door detaches during deployment, there is an increased the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Dodge Viper manufactured January 6, 2016 to January 8, 2016.
Number of vehicles affected: 2 (United States figure).
The fix: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side upper panel assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 25, 2016.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Dodge Viper recall should visit recalls.mopar.com and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Fiat Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- FCA Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- FCA Recall Number: S75
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V736000