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 |  Apr 30 2013, 12:07 PM

2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe

You may have heard that the Dodge Viper is a car that wants to kill you, but in at least two cases that might actually be true.

That’s because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating model year 2005 and 2006 Dodge Vipers because of two complaints that the rear suspension knuckle separated, which caused the drivers to lose control and crash.

One of the complaints says while driving approximately 50 mph, the knuckle assembly failed and the vehicle stopped suddenly. The driver crashed into a concrete divider.

NHTSA hasn’t issued a recall so far, but one could be issued.

Another complaint said a man was driving his 2006 Dodge Viper when he lost traction to the left side and started to slide. The car went airborne and crashed into some woods nearby. The driver suffered lower back injuries and a mechanic determined that a steering knuckle separated from the right rear wheel.

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