2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat Owner Wants to Sue Dodge ... for Making More Durango Hellcats

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

When the 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat launched, Dodge told the world that production would be limited.

Well, in a wanton act of capitalism, the brand has backpedaled on that and chosen to build more.

One owner is so incensed about the potential hit to resale value that he's planning to file suit over it.

A gentleman named Stacy, who apparently is keeping his last name withheld for privacy reasons, has told a Facebook group for Durango Hellcat owners that he plans on working with an attorney to take legal action. Supposedly he and the lawyer are looking into possible damages but might settle for Dodge simply not making more.

To recap: Dodge said they'd only make 2,000 of these vehicles but ultimately built 3,000. Dodge is now going to build more before the Hellcat engine fades away along with the Challenger and Charger muscle cars.

Stacy thinks that Dodge planned to build more all along and lied about the performance SUV being so limited in order to boost attention. Dodge declined to comment to The Drive.

Stacy thinks statements made by Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis and in press materials made it clear that Dodge would only have a one-year model run.

We're not sure if Stacy has any legal ground to stand on here -- we're not lawyers -- but we will be keeping an eye on this story if legal action is taken.

[Image: Dodge]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Mar 15, 2023

    Stacy's mom has got it goin' on.

  • Ravenuer Ravenuer on Mar 15, 2023

    Did "Stacy" get a legal document signed by Stellantis saying they wont build anymore? If not, she doesn't have a case.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 15, 2023

    It's a Dodge. That alone will mean that there will be a high attrition rate.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 16, 2023

      I feel like these will survive a bit longer than base model Chrycos because of what they are and who will buy them new (and used).

  • Bufguy Bufguy on Mar 16, 2023

    What was the economic loss from increasing the number from 2000 to 3000? I'm sure it is negligible. Offer $1000 on a future Chrysler product and move on

    • Bams Bams on Oct 24, 2023

      I get one for sale you Can just dm