1997 DODGE Viper

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

5 Recalls for 1997 DODGE Viper

Recall Date Component Summary
May 16, 1997 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE

THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESIGN ALLOWS THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT UPON VEHICLE IGNITION SHUT DOWN.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED MODULE.

May 16, 1997 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESIGN ALLOWS THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT UPON VEHICLE IGNITION SHUT DOWN.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED MODULE.

March 13, 2006 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

CERTAIN AFTERMARKET BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT BRAKE CYLINDERS FOR CERTAIN FORD, DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AND JEEP PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE BRAKE CYLINDERS WERE SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AIMCO, AC DELCO, CARQUEST, BENDIX, AND WAGNER. ONLY PRODUCTS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 27, 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2006 (DATE CODES 0529 THROUGH 0602) ARE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL. WHEN SUBJECT TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, AN INTERNAL SEAL IN THE MASTER CYLINDER COULD LOSE FLEXIBILITY AND MAY CAUSE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK.

Remedy:

AFFINIA (BRAKE PARTS, INC.) WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT AFFINA GROUP CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-323-0354.

October 4, 2001 STEERING:RACK AND PINION:RACK

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCECRACKING OF THE STEERING RACK MOUNTING BRACKETS.

Remedy:

ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL HAVE A FIELD REPAIR KIT INSTALLED, CONSISTING OF LOWER FRAME RAIL REINFORCEMENT GUSSETS AND A REINFORCEMENT BRACKET. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE INFORMATION WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

October 4, 2001 SUSPENSION:REAR

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCE CRACKS AT THE WELDS OF THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL MOUNTING BRACKET.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND REINFORCE THE VEHICLE’S FRAME. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 20, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1997 DODGE Viper

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3 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1997 DODGE Viper

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
ODI Number: 10009674
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 10001154
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 863405
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44 Service Alerts for 1997 DODGE Viper

Date Description
February 26, 2016 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Valve Body. These may cause over drive cycling.

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April 22, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Charging System, Battery Diagnostic Tools and Warranty This information only bulletin discusses using the correct test equipment for testing batteries and charging systems, and also warranty reimbursement when battery replacements are nece

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April 22, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Charging System, Battery Diagnostic Tools and Warranty This information only bulletin discusses using the correct test equipment for testing batteries and charging systems, and also warranty reimbursement when battery replacements are nece

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November 20, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Use of Salvage/Recycled Parts This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to collision repair industry awareness regarding the use of recycled or salvage parts.

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April 23, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Vehicles in the following list that are marked **** for th

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April 23, 2015 592000 CHILD SEAT:TETHER: CONNECTOR/CLIP (SECURES TOP OF CHILD SEAT TO VEHICLE)

Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Vehicles in the following list that are marked **** for th

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March 4, 2016 160000 STRUCTURE

Do Not Apply Corrosion Protection On Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Plastic Panels This bulletin involves discussing SMC plastic panels and applying corrosion protection.

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April 4, 1997 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

PREMATURE BATTERY FAILURE, VISIBLE ELECTROLYTE ON BATTERY AND/OR CELL CAP LABEL MISSING. *TW

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September 19, 1997 140000 AIR BAGS

AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *YC

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September 3, 1999 220000 SEATS

INFORMATION ON CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

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November 27, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING ELECTRONIC ENTRY MODULE FAILS TO RESPOND. *YC

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September 19, 1997 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

INFORMATION REGARDING NHTSA AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *NLM

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November 21, 1997 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

EXPERIENCING SQUEALING, MOANING, AND CHATTERING NOISES FROM THE FRONT AND/OR REAR. *YC

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November 21, 1997 034420 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS

CONCERNS WITH BRAKE NOISE, SQUEAL, MOAN, CHATTER FROM FRONT AND/OR REAR. *NLM

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April 17, 1998 145000 AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON-OFF SWITCHES. *AK

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April 3, 1998 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

A LIGHT CHATTER OR RATTLING NOISE FROM THE CLUTCH HOUSING OR TRANSMISSION AREA WITH THE CLUTCH ENGAGED AND THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL. *YC

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March 13, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

CONDITION WITH ROUGH OR HIGH ENGINE IDLE AT ALL ENGINE TEMPERATURE. *YC

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November 12, 1999 145000 AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERINB AIRBAG ON / OFF SWITCHES FOR SELECTED VEHICLES. *TT

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May 9, 1997 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

VARIOUS CAR OWNER’S HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN USING ENGINE COOLANTS MADE WITH PROPYLENE GLYCOL INSTEAD OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL. *YC

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February 14, 1997 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

DIFFICULT TO CLEAN LIGHT COLORED “CHALKY” RESIDUE FROM PLASTIC BODY COMPONENTS THAT ARE MOLDED IN BLACK. *TW

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January 1, 2003 100000 POWER TRAIN

TRANSMISSION AND CLUTCH KIT. GPOP – ISSUE REVIEW SYSTEM. *TT

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February 28, 1997 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

AIR BAG WARNING LABELS. *TW

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November 24, 2000 220000 SEATS

SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

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September 29, 2000 140000 AIR BAGS

SUBJECT REGARDING NON-DEPLOYED AIRBAG HANDLING PROCEDURES. *TT

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December 30, 1998 145000 AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON – OFF SWITCHES. *YC

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May 25, 2001 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG / CLOCK SPRING SERVICE FOR VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2002 MODEL YEAR JEEP LIBERTY. *TT

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June 24, 2002 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *SLC

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February 3, 1997 116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

JTEC POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR REPAIR PACKAGES. *JD

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November 13, 1998 071100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

PROCEDURES ON INSTALLING AN ACCESS PANEL INTO THE TRUCK FOR FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT. *TT

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June 6, 1997 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

PREMATURE BATTERY FAILURE, VISIBLE ELECTROLYTE ON BATTERY AND/OR CELL CAP LABEL MISSING. *TW

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October 23, 1998 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING I/M ( INSPECTION MAINTENANCE ) TESTING – OBD II “CARB” READINESS MONITOR INFORMATION. *YC

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December 29, 2000 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUBJECT REGARDING WIRE SPLICE REPAIRS. *SB

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March 3, 2000 220000 SEATS

SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT

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November 21, 1997 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

INFORMATION ON POOR DRIVABILITY WITH HIGH DI (DRIVABILITY INDEX) FUEL. *NLM

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May 16, 1997 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES THE LACK OF PERFORMANCE AT FULL WIDE OPEN THROTTLE. *NLM

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November 28, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES OIL PAN SEEPAGE. *NLM

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May 16, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION ON LIFTER TYPE NOISE AFTER FLYWHEEL REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION. *NLM

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April 17, 1998 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT. *AK

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April 25, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

DIPSTICK AND TUBE SERVICE APPLICATIONS. *TW

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February 25, 2000 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES A REVISED WIRE SPLICE PROCEDURE AND RELATED PARTS. *TT

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December 12, 1997 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES DROP IN RPM/PERCIEVED MISFIRE AT 5500 RPM. *NLM

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November 28, 1997 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

CONCERN WITH CORROSION ON/AROUND ROCKER PANEL SCREWS OR ON ROCKER PANEL. *NLM

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November 14, 1997 160000 STRUCTURE

CONCERN WITH RESIN ODOR IN VEHICLE. *NLM

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October 1, 1999 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SUBJECT ON THE CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *MJS

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