Dodge Viper Probe Closed by Federal Safety Regulators

Dodge Viper Probe Closed by Federal Safety Regulators

A government investigation of Dodge Viper sports cars ranging from the 2003 to 2010 model years is closed.

The probe lasted almost eight months and involved 9,670 Dodge Vipers after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received eight reports of crashes possibly caused by rear suspension knuckle failure. After investigating the problem, NHTSA says it will not request that Chrysler begin a recall campaign on the vehicles.

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Both Chrysler and NHTSA determined in separate tests that the crashes were to blame for those rear suspension failures.

“Analysis of the failure data indicated these are random events and do not show any clear patterns related to vehicle build range, vehicle age or mileage. Examination and testing of failed knuckles have not identified evidence of a manufacturing or design defect in the parts. Accordingly, this investigation is closed,” NHTSA said in a statement.

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