Saturday, October 31, 2020
News Dodge Demon Owners Launch Class Action Suit Against FCA

Dodge Demon Owners Launch Class Action Suit Against FCA

3,300 Dodge Demon owners are dealing with a dodgy hood scoop that is clearly a design flaw


  • 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:

Dodge Demon Air Grabber hood scoop | Photo: luisgarcia03 via hellcat.org

“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.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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