Anybody experience extreme engine failure?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat TSB's' started by Ricardo Piquant, May 11, 2015.

  1. Ricardo Piquant

    Ricardo Piquant Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    My neighbor got his hellcat in February... he put 3200 miles on it and then had catastrophic engine failure. Dodge is actually replacing the entire engine (everything below the supercharger). The car has been at the dealer for 6 weeks now - the crated engine just arrived about 4 days ago.

    Has anybody else experienced anything like this... or is this an anomaly? Apparently dodge has said there was some sort of manufacturing defect - but I don't know exactly what the problem was.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  2. bolivarshagnasty

    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,581
    Likes Received:
    503
    Trophy Points:
    423
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    There have been a few supercharger/exchanger leaks where Dodge has had to replace the SC. Your story would be the first catastrophic event I have heard of on these forums.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  3. solo7777

    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    1,368
    Trophy Points:
    768
    Location:
    City Of The Angels
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Do you have more details concerning the 'catastrophic' failure, like what actually failed??
     
  4. B5 Blue

    B5 Blue Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6,857
    Likes Received:
    1,742
    Trophy Points:
    1,178
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
  5. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    13,478
    Likes Received:
    4,534
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    Location:
    Washington
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Thank goodness, there haven't been many stories. It seems that the percentage of severe down time for engines has been very low and with new engine technology, I would say the ratio is still pretty good. Dodge has been excellent about staying on top of updates and issues for me so, I have been very happy with how they have acted on engine concerns.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. Ricardo Piquant

    Ricardo Piquant Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I'll try to see if I can find out more info. Its my neighbor a few houses down. Dodge seems to be taking care of it - except that if it was me I would have demanded another car - not just engine replacement.

    Its the first instance I've heard of big problems too. Allegedly the repair cost is $22,000
     
  7. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    13,478
    Likes Received:
    4,534
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    Location:
    Washington
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Do you have one also? Are you ordering one? Curious what brought you here?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. B5 Blue

    B5 Blue Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6,857
    Likes Received:
    1,742
    Trophy Points:
    1,178
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
    You! The whole world googled you in your back yard:D:D
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  9. hellcat1

    hellcat1 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    10,668
    Likes Received:
    2,026
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Tammie,, how many miles on your car,,, and how is everything holding up.. any issues with those sensors
     
  10. ramair111

    ramair111 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    There are way too many problems considering how few cars are on this forum compared to total number that have been built. I have had my car for 12 days, check engine light code P1611 came on second day. Reset and came back in 100 miles, now stays on. Dealer had to get permission from higer up to get new super charger boost control sensor. Due in tomorow.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  11. B5 Blue

    B5 Blue Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6,857
    Likes Received:
    1,742
    Trophy Points:
    1,178
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
    So it did fail again, there's a surprise. Hope the SBC repairs it, if not wiring issue.
     
  12. ramair111

    ramair111 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    43
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    B5, I gave the tech your suggestions and he came up with the SBC. Will up date when it"s changed out, other than that the car is great.
     
  13. Tammie

    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    13,478
    Likes Received:
    4,534
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    Location:
    Washington
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    4500. Haven't had any issues. The driver door lock needs a little program zap, but I told them next time I come in. I am used to my car taunting me now so, I will enjoy for a while. The UConnect update helped a lot.
     
  14. MizzouRT

    MizzouRT VIP Hellcat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT 392
    Dodge (or any other car manufacturer) only needs to fix the problem. The only way you can get a replacement car is if they can't fix your car. Yes, you'd rather have the original numbers matching engine not fail, but it is unrealistic to expect a whole new car instead of a replacement engine.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  15. budkole

    budkole Best Color and fastest is undoubtedly WHITE

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    188
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
    Im curious too, hopefully no trolling:confused:
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
2015 challenger supercharger fail
,
catastrophic engine failure hellcat
,
dodge hellcat replaced engine
,
hellcat challenger motor problems
,

hellcat engine failure

,
hellcat engine problems
,
hellcat motor failure
,
problems with dodge hellcat engines