HELLCAT IS A PROBLEM CHILD

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Purchasing' started by CrazyCoyote, Apr 8, 2015.

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  1. CrazyCoyote

    CrazyCoyote BANNED

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    IF ........Your a gambler and you roll the dice, be prepared for the dice to come up Snake eyes [+][+] . 1 in 20 chance you'll get a trouble free car. The list of problems with this car will boggle the mind.

    (1) Fuel rail recall because of poor installation

    (2) Radiator hose blowing off – remedy ? Two hose clamps because the stub doesn't have a shoulder

    (3) Radiator blowing end caps off

    (4) Radiators splitting

    (5) Supercharger inter-cooler is leaking glycol into the cylinders

    (6) Smell of antifreeze when the heater is on

    (7) Harmon-Kardon stereo system is inferior and sounds terrible

    (8) Performance pages don't load quickly

    (9) Doors slow to unlock with keyless entry

    (10) Tires are undersized for the power plant. Customers spending additional dollars to upgrade the inadequate tires ( See # 37 )

    (11) Drive shafts twisting off $1000 $1500 to upgrade to 1 piece ( see # 37 )
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    (12) Body panels don't fit ( uneven gaps, uneven joints , results from poor assembly, tail lights misaligned )

    (13) Substandard paint quality, ( flaws, runs in paint, dirt in paint, orange peel, color mismatch, burn through during polishing )

    (14) Quality control final inspection that looks like they had their eyes closed at the time and just pushed the car thru to get it out

    (15) Rims finish is far from durable , chips and scratches easily --- powder coat rims $600 + shipping

    (16) Rocker arm broken, don't worry this is a stock item for a service department
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    (17) Pulley / Harmonic damper loose and F'd up engine or could it be the supercharger is causing the damper to spin ?

    (18) Rear ends whining because of poor assembly, poor engineering ---- $1850 to upgrade 3rd member

    (19) Paddles shifting transmission to wrong gear

    (20) Laguna leather stretches excessively, and loses shape. Do people pay attention to how they enter and exit the seat? might be a consumer problem and not the leather
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    (21) Rotors two piece are noisy. Owners are annoyed but just ignore the clanking when turning , at least pedestrians will hear you coming

    (22) Engine Failures :catastrophic engine failures


    (23) Cooling issues , stuck thermostats, radiator fan failures, over heats in stop and go traffic,causing heat soak


    (24) This is far from an American car, all non domestic built, just a cheap knock off

    (25) Car is just a lead sled, needs the power to push the heavy TURD down the road and the fat people inside too ( See # 41 )

    (26) Body style isn't anything special, plain lines, and there is nothing retro about this car !

    (27) LEMON Now --- multiple cars are turned back in on LEMON Law, Technicians incapable of making necessary repairs

    (28) Stutters or stalls out on cold startup, owners fix>>>> just live with it, it's a Dodge

    (29) Soot drips from exhaust, engine burns rich and during a cold startup causes condensate and soot to drip out of exhaust joints

    (30) Clutch failure from spirited driving or drag racing ( another weak link or cheap knock off )
    Burnt Up Clutch | SRT Hellcat Forum

    (31) The car is starting to have GREMLINS that can't be explained.

    (32) Trunk lid that retains enough water for the next apocalypse (quite the engineering marvel to design a survival vehicle and muscle car in one)

    (33) Front Tires : Challenger, people are complaining something is cutting into front tires
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    (34) Oil cooler lines starting to leak at low mileage ( could turn into a TSB ) and other non related oil leaks are starting to appear

    (35) Back-up camera -- poor video quality -- poor low light resolution
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    (36) Exhaust valves squeak when opening and closing.

    (37) Differential mounts breaking with more stress on the driveline ( The parts are built to the minimum strength , now you know the rest of the story )

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    (38) Power Steering pump noisy and / or intermittent steering assist loss
    http://www.hellcat.org/wiki-asset/?do=serve&pid=98&d=1428962000

    (39) TSB compilation : SRT Hellcat TSB's | SRT Hellcat Forum

    (40) Oil Consumption : some motors are experiencing high oil consumption, it would suggest poor quality control during assembly, engine tolerance, parts quality
    My Cat Eats and drinks oil..But I love her. | SRT Hellcat Forum

    (41) Track Capable : at 4469 lbs @ 57/43 weight distribution MAX G .91 doesn't make this a viable twisty track car, under steers into corners & over steers out of corners. It's okay for the drag strip, if the tires were 50% wider

    (42) Odds of getting trouble free Hellcat is 1 in 17 , Data gathered from the number of responses divided by the number of views ( Hellcat, No Problems. | SRT Hellcat Forum ) that is only a 6% chance for a trouble free car. ( Your Chances of Dying ) are better than getting a trouble free Hellcat

    help: manual transmission knock when apply brakes | SRT Hellcat Forum

    Some of these problems the owner will just live with >>> What A Life !

    Sometimes ---- you get what you paid for ---- SUCKS !!! :mad::mad::mad:

    Congratulations if you are lucky enough to get one trouble free.

    GT500 is a great all around car with better quality

    A little Heat Soak doesn't look so bad ............in a Z06



     
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  2. 1949chopper

    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Don't let the door hit ya..........
     
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    To bad your gonna get your ass handed to you by a cat. Good luck
     
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    See ya wouldn't wanna be ya!!
     
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    Can tell you the hellcat is worth it. The only complaint I have is with the volume of the stereo. Other than that, it sounds amazing. Yes there have been issues with the launch of this car, but that isn't uncommon on new models. The recal was limited to a handful of cats, not all. I have had no issues with my cat. Either way, the Z06 isn't a bad choice either. That was my second choice.
     
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  6. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    sorry to hear this dude, poor guy, well the only positive thing i can say is that the C7 body looks cool but man o man when that day comes when you're at the red light next to a guy in a hellcat and after the 1/4 mile you're gonna see smoke mirrors :p
    jokes aside, wish you the best.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    in all fairness, with this last patch, the radio kicks butt now and the performance pages load faster. :)
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    CC, enjoy your new Vette. I had a 2005 C6 and really liked it. Congrats on your new purchase.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Good luck. A buddy just bought a C7. He really likes it
     
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    The only true issue I have is the faint smell of coolant when the heat is on. This is why warranties exist. It will get corrected and I will keep loving this car. I refuse to miss this opportunity to own this beast.

    And doesn't GM have crazy amounts of recalls each year? Z06 is a nice looking ride but I feel you may regret your decision. Good luck either way.
     
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  11. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    breaks my heart to see this :( your signature says you're on the Hellcat side yet your words say otherwise :(
     
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  12. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    ditto what p diddy said
     
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    Puffy Gold Member

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    You talk like you never really wanted the Hellcat. If you are cool with your choice, this forum isn't much more use to you.
     
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  14. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    yeah i have to agree here.
     
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    FCA, and my local Dodge dealership (Not naming them... BUT I should!) Ruined the buying experience of my car!!!!!!!!

    AND look at my sig.... I have personally owned 20+ mopars, and my family going back generations have owned close to 50!
     
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