3rd Generation (2003—2006) Viper Problems

This generations ranks 19th out of 60 Dodge generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), exhaust (25%), and the airbags & seat belts (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Recall on Air Bag 1 complaints at an average of 28,000 miles in the 2004 Dodge Viper.
  2. Motor Fell Apart 1 complaints at an average of 300 miles in the 2005 Dodge Viper.
  3. Multiple Catalytic Converters Failed 1 complaints at an average of 13,000 miles in the 2005 Dodge Viper.

What Viper Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 0 0 2 0.0
2005 2 0 8 1.84
2004 2 2 10 1.95
2003 0 4 17 0.0

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