Dodge Viper recall resolves defective door latches

A few drivers reported doors opening while driving or not closing properly, but no injuries have been blamed on the problem.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has initiated a recall campaign for the 2013-2014 Dodge Viper to fix a problem with the door latches.

The company received three warranty claims related to doors that failed to close or opened inadvertently while the cars were moving at low speeds, however no injuries or accidents have been blamed on the issue.

An investigation determined that a supplier had changed the sealant used to protect the electronic switches that control the door latches, allowing moisture to enter the assemblies. The water ingress consequently led to short circuit and switch failure.

The company will replace the entire door-handle assembly to resolve the defect, which affects more than 1,450 units sold in the US market and 160 vehicles in Canada.

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