DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler is recalling its brand-new, top-end 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats after a U.S. dealer discovered a fuel leak on a car being delivered from the factory. The recall affects 2,211 vehicles.
The automaker said the dealer alerted the company after discovering a fuel leak following a pre-delivery vehicle inspection. Engineers later discovered that hose seals located near the fuel rail, which had passed a supplier’s leak-testing, may have been improperly installed, the company said.
The vehicles, which went on sale late last year, are equipped with FCA’s 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine, which produces 707 hp. The company said there are 2,012 such Hellcats in the United States, 148 in Canada, 30 in Mexico and another 21 that have been shipped outside North America.
The company said customers with concerns about their Hellcats may call its customer information center at 800-853-1403. The company said it received no consumer complaints on the possible leak and knows of no related accidents or injuries. Customers will be notified by mail when they may schedule service, FCA said.