• Apr 12, 2011
In March, Chrysler served up a smoking-hot 31 percent sales increase in compared to the same month in 2010. Unfortunately for the automaker, the "heat and serve" theme continued this week, as there were two stories about flaming Chrysler products Monday alone. First we told you about a Dodge Durango turned car-b-que in front of hundreds of onlookers at a Washington D.C. parade. Then came news that China has suspended importation of the Jeep Wrangler due to complaints of vehicle fires.

Now we have a photo of a Dodge Challenger (above) posted by Moparts forum poster Mccannix that allegedly went up in flames at the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant. There is no official cause for the fire, though as you can tell from the picture above the Challenger must have been really cooking.

One unsubstantiated report claims that a heat lamp got too close to some paperwork, which started the blaze. Even sadder is the fact that the high-end wheels tell us that we're likely looking at a burnt SRT8. A moment of silence, please.


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Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Moparts via Jalopnik]


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      John Hance
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stories like this really burn me up. They should fire the guy who allowed this kind of mistake to happen to this unfortunately car. And yes, puns intended.
      hi there
      • 3 Years Ago
      MOPAA WILL SMOKE YAAA
      hi there
      • 3 Years Ago
      I HAVE HAD TWO MOPARS IN MY YOUNGER YEARS. I HAD A 70 CHALLENGER R/T S E. THENWHEN I MOVED TO THE WEST COAST I WENT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE. THE CHALLENGER HAD A 383 MAGNUM IN IT. THE CAR WAS FULLY LOADED. SO WHEN I WENT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE. I FOUND A 1970 CUDA CONVERTABLE. THIS CAR NEEDED WORK AND I WAS WILLING TO HAVE IT DONE OR DO WHAT I CAN DO. I WAS 80 % DONE. IT STILL NEEDED A NEW TOP AND PAINT. PLUS SOME OTHER ODDS AND ENDS. SHE RAN LIKE A BANCHE. THIS HAD A 440 IN IT. WHEN I CAME HOME WITH IT MY WIFE SAID WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? I TOLD HER DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. WE WENT TO PALM SPRINGS THAT WEEKEND AND THAT IS WHEN SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH CUDA'S AND CHALLENGERS. UNFORTUNATLY WHEN WE CAME HOME AFTER THAT WEEKEND IT WAS GONE. SOMEONE STOLE IT. I STILL TO THIS DAY LOOK FOR IT. I HAVE THE VIN NUMBER AND HOPE TO RUN INTO IT ONE DAY. SHE NOW DRIVES A DODGE MAGNUM AND LOVES IT AS MUCH AS I DO. I TALKED HER INTO BUYING IT. HA HA !!! SO NOW SHE IS A BIG MOPAR FAN.
      ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this Obama motors?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I KNEW THERE IS A REASON I HAVE NEVER BROUGHT A CHRYSER CORP CAR.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Being that it was a Chrysler plant someone probably dropped a joint in the motor.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Too bad they couldn't put it out with their ice cold brewskis.
      and003
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope Chrysler can get to the bottom of this issue. Things are finally going Chrysler's way, and the last thing they need is to deal with problems like this. With Fiat's World Class Manufacturing system in place at the plants, perhaps they can trace the source of the problems.
        and003
        • 3 Years Ago
        @and003
        Of course, this is assuming that all of the fires are related to Chrysler itself. At the moment, the cause of the fires has not been determined, so it may not be a Chrysler issue. I am still concerned, though, since Chrysler is my favorite automaker.
      wlm970fre
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's about time someone showed Dodge Challengers whose boss.
      wlm970fre
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's about time someone showed dodge challenger whose boss.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's hot.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Where there's smoke, there's fire...and probably a Dodge product as well.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I imagine it has cooled down to a safe temperature by now.
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do they build Chryslers in China yet? ... Just a scary thought, things could be worse.
        Rol
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brian
        Thats pretty dumb to say, apple products are generally regarded to be of the best quality in the industry, and they are manufactured IN china
      • 3 Years Ago
      i guess they're not going to mention the stick of dynamite they left on the hood.
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