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advice please on purchase of gen v launch edition

Discussion in 'Generation V Discussions / SRT Coupe, GTS, GTC, AC' started by nismobrown, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. nismobrown

    nismobrown Viper Owner

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    hI, please can anyone here tell me what to look out for ( recalls etc ) on a gen v launch edition , it has approx. 9,000 miles, thanks.
     
  2. Steve-Indy

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    First step is to run V I N through Chrysler to look for recalls that are done or those that are still open.



    http:/recalls.mopar.com/
     
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    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member Venom Member

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    Switched from smart phone to laptop...easier to type more!!

    While we have a 2014 and not a 2013, I am fairly informed about the recalls for both.

    In no particular order, you will need to check on door handle switches (pop open when wet as car sitting or rolling)..includes new color matched door release handles. Rear glass defroster...can shatter glass when activated (I have seen one on a Launch Edition). Seat position sensors...necessary for correct force for airbag firing. U-connent reprorgam...to prevent hacking, etc.

    R28/R29...big question on some motors...one is for oil consumption...other looks for debris in oil (may necessitate new block).

    I hope this info will be of assistance...others may add more.

    NOTE: These are great performing (and looking) cars...don't let above stop you form considering one...just be SURE of warranty status in Great Britain. If at all possible, I would suggest that you get a Chrysler extended warranty.
     
  4. nismobrown

    nismobrown Viper Owner

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    thanks ,my biggest concern is the motor, do you know after a certain mileage the motor is proven to be ok or can they fail any time?
    I don't think a Chrysler warranty is available as it is an import .
     
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    No, I do not know of a mileage that "proves" or "indicates" that the worries are over. My own approach is to drives ours conservatively while I watch to see how things evolve. Fortunately, we have other Vipers.
     
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    nismobrown Viper Owner

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    thanks for the information, I need to confirm all recalls are sorted after I get the vin , if not probably best to get a later build year if the pound ever improves.
     
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    Apparently some/most are blowing up around 3000 miles. Mines at the dealer right now at 2800 miles. I noticed a severe oil pressure drop at full throttle. Dealer called me today and said that it was low on oil about 2 quarts. The recalls had already been completed prior to me taking it in this time around.
     
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    Its a 2014 gts by the way
     
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    2 quarts low after just having an oil change done 30 miles ago?...by the same dealer no less?
     
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    For the time being I'd confirm the PCM had not been replaced at anytime with an Arrow unit...dealer can do this for you...
     
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    nismobrown Viper Owner

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    is it possible to find out how many cars have required new motors due to the oil filter contamination issues ?
     
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    I have read many posts on the subject, and have only seen guesses that appear to be non-scientific in nature. It appears to me that anyone that might actually have a clue, is probably limited by a non-disclosure clause in their employment contract (common here in the US.)
     
  13. nismobrown

    nismobrown Viper Owner

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    just wondering if anyone knows which component causes the engine failure on some pre 2015 cars?
     

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