definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2003 Dodge Viper windows / windshield problems

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2003 Dodge Viper Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162012


  • 30,000 miles


It is known fact that all Dodge vipers built between 2003-2010 have power window regulators that fail on a regular basis. The plastic tubing breaks and the windows will no longer move. This is a serious safety concern on multiple fronts where a need could arise to escape the car through the window. If the regulator has failed, and the window is in the "up" position, there additional hazards. Because the regulator is designed to slightly lower the window when closing the door, if it stops functioning, the closing of the vehicle doors creates stress on the glass. There are numerous accounts of windows breaking while a vehicle is simply parked and still others where the window finally give way to the stresses of the extra pressure and explode while driving. This causes flying glass to hit the occupants causing cuts and possible blindness, and could also lead the driver to lose control of the vehicle causing serious injury or death. Replacement regulators are not only hard to find, but are $1,000 each. Dodge has knows about this issue (and known since 2003 when problems began), but refuses to address the problem. Please see the numerous accounts on viper club of America's website or viper alley. Apparently the design has finally been fixed for the 2013 viper, but is unclear whether this regulator can retrofitted to 2003-10 cars. With this being a known (and admitted to issue) by Dodge, an immediate safety recall should be issued by Dodge to correct this problems at no charge to current owners. If Dodge continues to bury it's head in the sand about this, they are just awaiting a lawsuit for wrongful death caused by their negligence, which will carry a huge price tag.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

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