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Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Earlier this year, Chrysler agreed to recall over a million Jeeps due to a fire hazard that has, to date, claimed a few dozen lives. Such a recall came after the auto maker originally rejected a recall proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, having stated at that time that the pegged vehicles were "safe and not defective." For reasons unknown, the recall has not taken place despite several months having passed.

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2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva unveiled with “devilish” design ahead of public debut

2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva unveiled with “devilish” design ahead of public debut

Chrysler has introduce a new 2013 Fiat 500 model, the Cattiva, which stands for "naughty but cool" in Italian. The name describes the auto maker's direction with the car's design, which it calls "devilish" and says has a "blacked-out" look. The car will also be available in a Turbo model, with both it and the non-Turbo edition making their debut later this week in California followed by arrival in showrooms.

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Chrysler recalls 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys after initial refusal

Chrysler recalls 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys after initial refusal

On June 4, Chrysler caught public attention by refusing to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys after the NHTSA requested the auto maker issue a recall over potential fires in rear-end collisions. Chrysler refused, stating that the NHTSA's conclusions were "based on an incomplete analysis" of the information. The manufacturer was given until today to make a decision, and rather than face possible court time and bad PR, it had elected to recall the Jeeps.

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Chrysler invests more into Toledo plant to increase 9-speed production

Chrysler invests more into Toledo plant to increase 9-speed production

Chrysler will be making another investment into its Toledo Machining Plant in order to increase production capacity for its torque-converters for its 9-speed automatic transmissions. It will invest $19.6 million into the Ohio-based plant in order to produce more converters for the 9-speed transmissions, which are set to make their appearance with Chrysler's 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

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Chrysler will take substantial loss on every Fiat 500e sold, says CEO

Chrysler will take substantial loss on every Fiat 500e sold, says CEO

Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne stated yesterday in a speech that the manufacturer will lose approximately $10,000 for every Fiat 500 electric vehicle it sells, something he used to demonstrate that electric motors are not - at least presently - the solution to government-mandated fuel regulations. He discussed his concerns regarding present regulation efforts and the reality of EVs.

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Danger Dodge: Put 2013 Challenger in park warns Chrysler

Danger Dodge: Put 2013 Challenger in park warns Chrysler

Chrysler has warned owners of 2013 Dodge Challenger models running V6 engines to park up their cars and avoid driving them, after a potential fire hazard that has already caused multiple incidents forced a recall. Seven accidents are currently known about, where the wire harness in 2013 model year cars with the V6 power plant can overheat; however, Chrysler says it is unaware of any injuries as a result, and almost half of the affected Challengers haven't even been sold yet.

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