Heads up Dodge Hellcat owners! At least 1,207 owners should probably take note of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles latest voluntary recall notice — that is if you value your Dodge Hellcat engine. Apparently, there’s a major issue with the car’s engine oil cooler. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some 2017 Hellcats may experience a failed engine cooler line which could result in rapid loss of engine oil.
Some 2017 MY Dodge Challenger (“LA”) vehicles equipped with a Hellcat engine (Sales Code ESD) may experience failed engine oil cooler (“EOC”) lines which may result in a rapid loss of engine oil. The recall vehicle population includes all vehicles manufactured within the specified period, assembled with lot #2536 rubber hose material. Scope was determined to be the affected hose production lot which did not meet FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) specifications. Similar vehicles not affected by this recall have hose material not within lot #2536; this hose material is not used on any other FCA US vehicles not affected by this recall.
The oil cooler is what keeps your Dodge Hellcat oil from boiling and if that line fails, really bad things can happen. Losing engine oil rapidly while driving could damage it, costing you a pretty penny for repairs. But that’s not the end of it. Should the part fail on your car you could experience engine oil spray on your windshield which will cause you to lose visibility and potential have an accident. Engine oil is also freaking HOT and has the potential to catch fire. In short, this recall is something you should take seriously and not ignore — probably serious enough to hire a flatbed to take your baby to the dealership.
You can read the NHTSA recall report at the link below for more information.Source: NHTSA