2017 Dodge Charger And Challenger Hellcats Recalled Over Oil Loss

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat models built for the 2017 model year.

According to the agency, 1,207 Hellcats built between February 6 and May 30, 2017 may have been fitted with weak rubber hose material used for the engine oil cooler lines. It has been discovered that the rubber used is not up to FCA specifications and could break, resulting in a rapid loss of engine oil. Not good.

It is specifically said that if the hose breaks, oil could be sprayed across the windshield, the engine could seize and there would be a high risk of fire.

FCA hadn’t reported any incidents involving exploding oil lines as of July 28 but as a precaution, will replace the lines free of charge. Customers will be notified from September.

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  • Dennis James

    It’s still a nice car 🙂

  • Jay

    I laughed when I read “It has been discovered that the rubber used is not up to FCA specifications and could break” . Their specifications aren’t that high to begin with…

    • Bash

      Exactly!

    • TB

      HA!!! That’s frigging hilarious and sooooo absolutely accurate..!! This made my day 🙂

  • Kyle Newberry

    A FCA that is is not reliable? *gasp*

  • TB

    Sigh….oh Dodge…it was just a matter of time…

  • Fiesta11

    You can put a pig in a dress but that do not make it a beauty queen. From Breaking driveshafts to missing oil whats next for the #DodgeChallenge

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Hahahaha….Serg just keeps getting monkey wrenches thrown in the proverbial fan that is his plan to sell.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62f30f0dfb0d1a0e3c36dcb205f214218250f0c44c2a9a6544dc340db262738f.gif

  • Status

    You still think selling FCA to the Chinese is a bad idea? At the rate FCA is blowing it, the Chinese can’t do any worse.

  • aaronbbrown

    Typical Chrysler product, designed to kill you. 😆😂🤣😭😭

    . What’s this?

    💀💀☠️☠️☠️

    Your family in a Chrysler.

    😳

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nah…this would be just too easy.

  • psiqtas

    It’s actual not Chrysler quality…it’s F.I.A.T. quality – believe me or not, but I know what I’m writing…

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