What Viper Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Viper Generations

The Viper has 4 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 3rd generation (2003–2006).

  1. 5th Generation Viper

    Years
    2015–2017
    Reliability
    N/A
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  2. 4th Generation Viper

    Years
    2008–2010
    Reliability
    N/A
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  3. 3rd Generation Viper

    Years
    2003–2006
    Reliability
    13th of 54
    PainRank
    0.94
    Complaints
    4
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  4. 2nd Generation Viper

    Years
    2000–2002
    Reliability
    13th of 54
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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Viper Key Numbers

  1. 4 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 113 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 12 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Viper News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. A lawsuit concerning hacking vulnerabilities in Fiat-Chrysler’s (FCA) Uconnect system is headed to trial this October.

    The lawsuit was filed after researchers showed how a Jeep could be controlled remotely through the infotainment system. FCA has called the case meritless and tried to get it dismissed. When that didn’t work they turned to the U.S. Supreme Court. To FCA’s surprise, the court refused to even hear the appeal.

    It’s almost as if FCA thought the were in control of the situation and then suddenly they weren’t 🤔

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  2. People buy the SRT Viper because it grabs the road and doesn't let go.

    Unfortunately, the door latches aren't quite as grabby.

    "Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,762 model year 2013-14 Dodge Viper SRT cars because the doors can fly open while driving."

    The problem is caused by the sealant that's applied to the switches on the Viper's door latches. Full details about the recall are available on our site.

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