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News Summary: Feds probe Dodge Viper suspension

The Associated Press

WEAK LINK?: U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that a rear suspension part can fail on the iconic Dodge Viper muscle car. The probe covers about 2,500 Vipers from the 2005 and 2006 model years.

CRAZY MOVES: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a rear suspension connector could break while the car is moving, causing drivers to lose control. NHTSA has two complaints of crashes and one injury caused by the problem.

COOPERATION: Chrysler said it is cooperating in the investigation and that the Viper meets all federal safety standards. Spokesman Eric Mayne said Viper owners with concerns should contact a dealer. A 2006 model can still sell for more than $60,000.