The Air Grabber hood scoop chips paint.
FCA replaced the insert which changed nothing.
FCA will not cover paint damage under warranty.
Perhaps it’s because there were only ever 3,300 Dodge Demons (3,000 in the US, 300 in Canada) built and sold that FCA’s decided not to follow suit with claims of damaged paint due to a flawed hood scoop.
To be fair, FCA did issue a Technical Service Bulletin that involved replacing the faulty insert with a new one. Unfortunately, the revised part turned out to be just as bad as the original. Now, according to autoevolution.com, a class action suit has been filed against FCA based on the following complain:
“In “laymen’s terms,” the Hood Scoop Defect is a self-perpetuating issue caused by a flimsy insert that expands and contracts when the Class Vehicle is used, which results in a sagging, buckling, bulging, and vibrating insert. This in turn warps the insert and strips, cracks, chips, and rusts the original, factory paint.”
The lawsuit also alleges that the plaintiff, Brian Garlough, further avers that FCA US “falsely advertised and promoted” that Class Vehicles “came standard with 840 horsepower” when they “actually came standard with 808 horsepower.”
Ultimately, the lawsuit states that had buyers known about these defects, they would not have purchased the cars. As such, they believe they have the right to revoke acceptance of their Demon.