Dodge Is Recalling the Demonic 707-HP Hellcat, Which Can Literally Burn You In Hellish Fire
This righteous ride might be a little TOO hot.
The monstrous supercharged 707-horsepower Hemi V8 in the 2017 Dodge Hellcat is only as strong as its weakest part, and unfortunately that weak link appears to be a bad rubber seal in the oil cooling line. The failure of that seal could spray hot oil onto the engine, leading to flames, smoke and all sorts of trouble nobody wants.
Also, obviously, the engine needs that oil on the inside, not spraying out the leak, so it is important to replace the seal even if a conflagration isn’t necessarily the result to keep the engine properly lubricated.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for the 1,209 Hellcats sold in 2017.
So now is the time to get your Hellcat in to the dealer to have a new oil seal installed.