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Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats Recalled for Risk of Hellfire

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Dodge is recalling 1207 Charger and Challenger Hellcats built between February and May of 2017 for a faulty oil line that poses a risk of sudden rupture. The specific fault lies in a joint between a rubber oil-cooling hose and an aluminum tube. If the joint breaks while the car is in motion, it could cause oil to spray on the windshield, causing a loss of visibility, or spit oil on a hot engine, causing immediate loss of engine lubrication and potentially leading to a risk of fire.

Charger and Challenger Hellcats are the only cars affected by this recall, as SRT?s 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 is Fiat Chrysler?s only engine to use this faulty part. The new Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Challenger SRT Demon, and Hellcat Widebody apparently aren?t affected; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn?t have any recalls listed for 2018-model-year Challengers or Grand Cherokees.

Of the 1207 Hellcats being recalled, Dodge estimates 10 percent may have the defective part. The recall was submitted to NHTSA on August 8, and Dodge plans on informing owners around September 22. All engine oil-cooler lines will be replaced under the recall.
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