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    Is this a door panel defect

    09 ACR. I was going to replace the door panel because I thought this was damage (maybe it still is). However, looking at a few other vipers on Ebay I'm seeing a similar thing on some of the cars.

    Anyone ever see this before or have any info/ideas?

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    As I mentioned above, other examples I've seen. Sorry, you have to really zoom in on a couple to see the same issue.

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    I think its just a common wear point due to the grab-handle

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    I was thinking something similar, but all cars were low mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    09 ACR. I was going to replace the door panel because I thought this was damage (maybe it still is). However, looking at a few other vipers on Ebay I'm seeing a similar thing on some of the cars.

    Anyone ever see this before or have any info/ideas?

    Thanks

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    My GEN IV has the same wear mark on the drivers side door. Probably as Jon has said…stress point from the grab handle.
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    I've got that too. Maybe a molding defect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01sapphirebob View Post
    My GEN IV has the same wear mark on the drivers side door. Probably as Jon has said…stress point from the grab handle.
    Noticed the same thing on mine the other day...no idea how long it has been like that.
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    A Lot of them do that , someone should reproduce them.............
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    Sadly the interior on a dodge viper is about the same quality as a dodge neon

    It'd easily repairable with some filler and black paint

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    It must be some sort of manufacturing defect.....mine has it as do so many in the exact same spot.

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    Thanks all. I was assuming a molding issue, but I've only seen it on the driver doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    ...I was assuming a molding issue, but I've only seen it on the driver doors.

    So much more activity on Drivers LH doors than RH side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Noticed the same thing on mine the other day...no idea how long it has been like that.
    Same thing happened to me. One day it was fine, the next I was like...
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    Have to zoom in but mine hasn’t done it… yet. Car has 29k on it. Gonna keep an eye on it from now on out though. I’m pretty gentle and cautious with everything I do with this car though because of the interior being so “fragile”.


 

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