Buyers are not happy with the quality of the Dodge Demon coupe paintwork

Buyers are not happy with the quality of the Dodge Demon coupe paintwork

October 1, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the car has paint problems around its huge “bucket” on the hood. The lawsuit was filed in California (USA). The manufacturer himself denies a number of disadvantages associated with this problem.

When the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, or simply the Demon, was introduced in 2017, it was touted as “the fastest production car in the world” – not counting hybrids and electric vehicles, of course. It boasts a top speed of 270 km / h and sprints a standard quarter mile (402 m) in just 9.65 seconds.

All that power comes from the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine – a huge powerplant that needs proper cooling, of course. At the same time, Dodge used a proprietary “functional bucket for the AirGrabber hood” with an area of ​​290.32 sq. Cm.

But the massive air intake appears to be doing more harm than good, according to a class action lawsuit filed by owners of the California Dodge Demon. According to the complaint, the factory paint on the hood is cracking, chips appear – the fault is “a flimsy bucket insert that expands and contracts”, which leads to its sagging, swelling and vibration. This, in turn, “ripped off, cracked the paint on the hood of each of the cars produced.”

It should be noted that the class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of tenants and owners of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in California, USA.

The automaker issued Service Bulletin 23-033-19 on these complaints prior to filing a claim. But, according to the claimants, this service bulletin is not true. Moreover, FCA allegedly denies the casing defects and does not fulfill the warranty conditions.

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