really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,050 miles

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2005 Dodge Viper steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Dodge Viper Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 232015


  • 6,100 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Viper. While traveling at an unknown rate of speed on a straight road, the power steering failed and became tight. While veering to the left, the contact applied force to the steering wheel with the brake pedal applied. When the brake pedal was not applied, the vehicle veered back to the left. The contact applied force to the brake pedal again and crashed into a fire hydrant and a telephone pole. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained bruises to the feet, arms, chest, and back that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was damaged and towed to a repair shop. The contact was waiting on instructions from the dealer and the manufacturer to determine how the failure occurred and the remedy to repair the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 6,100.

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 302012


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Viper. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the knuckle assembly failed and the vehicle stopped suddenly, causing the contact to crash into a concrete divider. The contact mentioned that there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the knuckle assembly and the rear and front quarter panels needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 36,000...updated 07/13/16

- Milton , FL, USA

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