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    Unhappy New airbag recall for 05 and 06 that was posted on Allpar

    Affecting the 2005-06 Dodge Vipers (19V885), where the car may deploy the airbags or seat-belt pretensioners without cause. The cure is replacement of the restraint control computer, at no cost to owners; the recall is slated to begin at the end of January. Vipers covered were built from May 18, 2004 (the start of the 2005 model year) through to August 28, 2006 (the end of the 2006 model year). A similar recall for 2003-04 Vipers was already launched. The first problems were seen in early 2015; but FCA did not know it might affect the 2005 Vipers until January 2019. The part was made by ZF. So far, there is one injury related to the problem, but no crashes.

    See the article at the below website.

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    https://www.allpar.com/news/2019/12/...-recalls-46857
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    Thanks for sharing !!!
    If I remember correctly , there was a recall for the recalls.....
    Good thing I waited.......lol !
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    J TNT, you have a good memory. As I recall, the 2003 and 2004 Vipers first got a modified harness for the airbag system...which was later removed and a new module was then installed.

    For those unfamiliar with this procedure, I would suggest that you prepare yourself for a shock as the dash, steering wheel must be removed and the steering column dropped down to the floor in order to change out the module. Hopefully, owners can find a Viper-experienced tech for the process as it is easy to scratch the dash and console in these cars. Also, some of the operating systems can be difficult to reconnect solidly via the now old, time/heat worn electrical connectors. This includes gauges, windshield wipers, etc.

    And, in case you are weighing the merits of this recall...YES, I would happily repeat the process if necessary on our 2003 given the stated risks of an airbag malfunction without said repair.
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    Thanks Steve ...

    And you are spot on with your recommendations , a good Viper Tech is Highly recommended to minimize broken connectors and Dash pads........
    White Mamba ,

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    I have shared the Info with the European Clubs.

    No Idea who would do recall work over here? We don't have any dealerships!

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    Luckily things might not be so bad for us guys in the UK Mark. I’ve got the 2003/2004 model which was involved with the previous airbag recall back in 2016. Mine got sorted seamlessly thanks to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), they sent me a safety recall notification through the post, I guess they got my data from the DVLA database. I contacted my local Jeep Authorised Repairer and they had me booked in within the week, the repair was completed within 24 hours. They also provided me with a courtesy vehicle free of charge, a baby blue Fiat 500, and laughed at me as I pulled of their forecourt. Hopefully the UK guys affected by the latest recall will get the same treatment, if you don’t receive a letter I’d advise Googling the ‘Recalls Look-up by VIN’ website to see if you’re affected, then contact your local dealer. As a side note, I’ve had a fair degree of success ordering routine parts, gaskets etc from my local dealer who ships them in from Italy, arriving in the UK every Thursday, and in many cases cheaper than importing from the States. Good luck guys.

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    Love this forum. I just sent this to a friend that just got an 05. I would hate to see any of us get hurt.

    Thanks for posting!
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    Going forward, I'm hoping that recall will not be expand to generation IV cars.
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    I looked in the 2006 Viper Service Manual for the replacement procedure for the Occupant Restraint Controller and here is the summary:
    1. disconnect battery 2. remove console, shifter and parking brake mechanism, 3. remove instrument panel center stack bezel, 4. remove radio, 5. remove ORC and replace with new, 6. run test on DRBIII, 7. If OK, reconnect and reinstall all parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper10 View Post
    Luckily things might not be so bad for us guys in the UK Mark. I’ve got the 2003/2004 model which was involved with the previous airbag recall back in 2016. Mine got sorted seamlessly thanks to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), they sent me a safety recall notification through the post, I guess they got my data from the DVLA database. I contacted my local Jeep Authorised Repairer and they had me booked in within the week, the repair was completed within 24 hours. They also provided me with a courtesy vehicle free of charge, a baby blue Fiat 500, and laughed at me as I pulled of their forecourt. Hopefully the UK guys affected by the latest recall will get the same treatment, if you don’t receive a letter I’d advise Googling the ‘Recalls Look-up by VIN’ website to see if you’re affected, then contact your local dealer. As a side note, I’ve had a fair degree of success ordering routine parts, gaskets etc from my local dealer who ships them in from Italy, arriving in the UK every Thursday, and in many cases cheaper than importing from the States. Good luck guys.
    I had my clutch safety switch recall done in 2016 after I was contacted by FCA at my local Jeep dealer. I have had a couple of items from them also delivered from Italy, oil cooler pipes for example.


 

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