Chrysler reveals (another) recall: all Hellcats affected

Brittany A. Roston - Mar 2, 2015, 8:24pm CST
Chrysler reveals (another) recall: all Hellcats affected

If you’ve been paying attention, you will have noticed a pretty serious trend over the past couple months: automotive recalls. We’ve seen quite a few this year already, but Chrysler is quickly gaining all the attention with its number — sometimes back-to-back — of recalls. Today brings yet another recall, marking the third from the auto maker in five days. This one affects Chrysler’s Hellcats…all of them. The maker is recalling all of its SRT Hellcats because their fuel could start leaking.

The Hellcats are Chrysler’s mean ultra-powerful sports cars, and though there aren’t many of them out there yet, all of them — 2,211 to be exact — have been recalled so the auto maker can deal with a potential fuel leak. The announcement was made by the auto maker itself, and includes the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRTs and the Charger SRTs.

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This potential fuel leak is the result of the hose seals in the fuel system, the likes of which were possibly “improperly installed”, according to Chrysler. If the seals were installed in an improper manner, the fuel could leak out, and a fuel leak is, of course, a fire risk — a problem we’ve seen more than once this year.

Most of these affected models are in the United States (the auto maker is estimating 2012 are in the country), while the next largest amount is in Canada (148), 30 are said to be located in Mexico, and the 21 remainders are scattered elsewhere around the globe. Owners will be notified.

SOURCE: Motor Authority


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