My Hellcat was stolen while in the shop..

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  1. jeffscot26

    jeffscot26 Rookie

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    I had never joined this site until this happened...

    I took it in for a coolant leak and it sits there for 3 days and I get a call that says we cant find your car. The dealer has NO CAMERAS, No Gates nothing.

    See the article about this. I live near Birmingham AL. If you hear/see anything let me know.


    Alert: Red Hellcat Challenger Stolen In Birmingham, Alabama

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    How many keys did you give them? What kind of dealer doesn't have cameras. I hope you get your car back or a replacement. God knows what it is going through right now.
     
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    That dealer owes you a new Hellcat.
     
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    FarAwayFromHere Gold Member

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    Feel for you Man, sucks!
    Good luck in finding it & Or getting it replaced,this will be a tough "row to hoe"
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    All the above. That sucks! AND the dealer owes you a Hellcat!
     
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    Read about this last week or so. Sorry to hear. Hope your cat is found soon. I assume the dealerships insurance is going to make this right?
     
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    Sorry to hear about your car. Can't believe the dealer would leave a $70k vehicle parked outside v. inside. Wonder how far the perps will get with a blown radiator? If I were in your shoes I'd lean on that incompetent dealer pretty damn hard to replace your car in its entirety as your old HC will never be the same car again (in your mind & mechanically) that is, if its ever found, and who knows how it was used/abused? The dealer has insurance for this sort of thing so good luck and hope everything works out...!
     
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    That really sucks, It's hard to believe the dealership has no security cameras. Did you involve law enforcement and get a police report?

    Have the police verified that the dealer actually has no cameras?

    Have you checked to see if any neighboring businesses, or even residences, located near the dealership, may have security cameras nearby with cameras that are trained on the road leading to and from the dealership, or even trained on the dealership lot itself?

    Have you asked law enforcement to check nearby traffic cameras and intersection cameras for the car in the time frame when it disappeared?

    It was mentioned in the article that the dealer still has your keys, so it is likely the thieves carried it away on a flatbed truck.

    Between your own Insurance, and the dealer's you should be made whole. The trick will be agreeing on the value of your car when stolen. Be sure to dig up all of your receipts for anything you added to the car. Good Luck!
     
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    From Huntsville brother and I'm extremely sorry to hear that. I heard about the rash of thefts down that way and your car added to the unfortunate group. Like the other folks here are saying, that dealer should replace your car with a brand new one. Thanks whole shop sounds fishy with no cameras and no sense to put a car of that value somewhere more secure. Any dealership I've been to has the Hellcats indoors or locked away when not displaying them for sale.
    Keep us informed if they find your car and if they figure out how it was stolen. My cyber security background can think of at least two ways to steal these cars without the keys in hand and I'm curious if that was how it was done, and if Dodge can be made to address it. Good luck to you and trust me, we all feel your pain here. I'll be looking extra hard at any red Hellcats I see out and about for ya!
     
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    If this happened at the dealers near me, with their ethics, they would offer lowest book value possible and then try to sell me a replacement at 20k ADM. Hopefully you have better people in your neck of the woods. Good luck and I hope you get your HC back.
     
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    More than likely this will be the OP's insurance that it will go under.
     
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    Collect from your insurance company and sue dealership for the additional costs to purchase a replacement above what your insurance pays.
     
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    So sad to hear about this, but then again, it is one of the hottest cars on the planet right now. Wouldn't it be great to find out that Chip Foose is involved and the car has been Overhauled? I'm not holding my breath, though. Given the Alabama location, it's probably already loaded onto a container ship and headed overseas.
     
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    OMFG... Thats insane... WoW... Thats so horrible.... Just in shock at this point
     
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    I would stick them with replacement... And makr them get u another 15 from auction no matter the cost.... Replacement... There are still 15's around but it will cost im sure...
     

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