Recall: Outside Door Handle Switch

Safety Recall R14 / NHTSA 15V-178 Outside Door Handle Switch

Models: 2013 - 2014 (ZD) Dodge Viper
NOTE:  This recall applies only to the above vehicles built from July 11, 2012 through January 29, 2014 (MDH 071112 through 012913).

The right and/or left side outside door handle switch on about 1,500 of the above vehicles may short circuit when exposed to moisture.  A short circuit in the door handle switch may cause the door latch to activate the unlatch function and cause unintended driver and/or passenger door opening while driving at speeds up to 18 miles per hour (mph).  An unexpected door opening while driving could cause a driver distraction, an unsafe driving situation and/or a crash without warning under certain driving conditions.

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

For more information, call: 516-483-5777.

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