The Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats have captured the attention and imagination of the public with their supercharged 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engines that are good for 707 horsepower. These cars provide incredible performance and cool factor for a relatively affordable price.
However, all Hellcats are called back home or at least to their respective dealerships for a safety recall related to a possible fuel leak. Having a fuel leak on any car is bad, but having it next to a 707 horsepower engine crammed under the hood is worse.
One dealership reportedly noticed the leak during delivery inspection. Dodge responded by saying that the problem has to do with hose seals near the fuel rail that may be improperly installed. The company says there have been no consumer complaints, accidents, or injuries reported in relation to this problem. Concerned Hellcat owners can call FCA’s customer hotline at 1-800-853-1403, or wait to be notified by mail when they can schedule the necessary warranty work.
This recall brings to light interesting information about the number of Hellcats in the wild. The recall affects 2,211 vehicles. This includes 2,012 Hellcats in the U.S., 148 in Canada, 30 in Mexico, and 21 in other countries.
Watch this TFLcar comparison between the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Dodge Charger Hellcat.