SRT Viper Recalled for Faulty Air Bag Sensor

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The SRT Viper is being recalled because of a potential flaw with its air bag sensor.

A total of 1,912 cars built between November 28, 2012, and June 26, 2014, are being called back under the campaign. Vehicles with the defective sensors could incorrectly read that the seat is closer to the airbag than it actually is. The air bag is designed to deploy with less force when the seat is closer to it, but if that isn’t actually the case it would offer less protection during a crash than it is meant to.

The company said it is unaware of any injuries related to the flaw, but that it will recall 1,624 vehicles in the U.S., 201 in Canada, 16 in Mexico and 71 in from other markets. Owners can expect to be contacted by the company and asked to bring their vehicle in to a dealer service department where a technician will install a metal shim that will give the sensor an accurate reading.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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