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Jeep is considering a pickup truck version of its Wrangler

Jeep is considering a pickup truck version of its Wrangler

Jeep is toying with the idea of getting back into the pickup truck game, said the company's CEO Mike Manley. If it does, we could be seeing a pickup truck version of Jeep's popular Wrangler model some time in the relatively near future. Alongside talk about the possible future pickup model, Jeep also unveiled a new pickup-based Wrangler concept model, giving enthusiasts an idea of what this potential future model will look like. There's no mistaking it as anything other than a Jeep or a pickup truck, but it deviates enough from both to stand out while, in some ways, appearing akin to a Hummer.

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Jeep Cherokees recalled: air bag software issue cited

Jeep Cherokees recalled: air bag software issue cited

Jeep has recalled more Cherokees, this one being due to an issue with the air bag. This follows the auto maker's recall last month, which also concerned the newest model year Cherokees -- in that case due to random fires that have been happening. Under this newest recall, both 2014 and 2015 model years are affected by a software issue that could cause the airbags to randomly inflate without reason; fortunately, there are no known injuries or accidents caused by this problem.

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2015 Jeep Renegade: a youthful and rugged small SUV

2015 Jeep Renegade: a youthful and rugged small SUV

Jeep has introduced its new 2015 Renegade, a small SUV that promises to be fuel efficient while offering all the ruggedness and features Jeep fans have come to know and love. Jeep has targeted the younger drivers out there with a new look that is, while distinctly Jeep, a bit playful and youthful. Those who like to go off-road have nothing to worry about, however, with the Trailhawk variety aiming to please all manner of outdoor driving. The Trailhawk is joined by the Limited, Renegade Latitude, and Renegade Sport, all bringing their own features.

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Jeep Cherokees under investigation following fires

Jeep Cherokees under investigation following fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs following complaints about fires in the engine compartment. About 50,415 Cherokees are being probed as part of the preliminary investigation, which will look into a possible defect that has caused multiple newer Cherokees to go up in flames for no readily discernible reason. The NHTSA is said to also have some field report data from an Early Warning Reporting program on the matter which will be factored in.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition unveiled

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition unveiled

Jeep has announced a new special edition of its venerable and very popular Wrangler. The new special edition is called the Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition and is intended to highlight the Jeep brand's Willys ties. The special edition is based on the Wrangler Sport and has a number of additional goodies to improve its off-road prowess.

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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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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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