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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 rejects NHTSA recall proposal for 2.7 million Jeeps

Chrysler rejects NHTSA recall proposal for 2.7 million Jeeps

Pull up a chair, folks, because it's about to get good. After receiving a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommending that Chrysler recall some 2.7 million Jeep models, the car maker has come forward to say that they do "not agree with NHTSA’s conclusions," noting that "the subject vehicles are safe and are not defective."

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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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Chrysler rolls out 6 recalls over warning lights, fuel problems, and more

Chrysler rolls out 6 recalls over warning lights, fuel problems, and more

Chrysler may have just achieved a new record, but it isn't one any manufacturer wants: 6 recalls in one day. The surprising number of recalls are over a wide spectrum of issues covering many thousands of vehicles, with problems including issues with fuel lines, airbag warning lights that aren't supposed to be on, problems with brakes, and more.

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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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2014 Jeep Cherokee leaks, squints back at us

2014 Jeep Cherokee leaks, squints back at us

We've already seen what the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee looks like, as well as its SRT brethren, but we have yet to hear anything on the regular 2014 Cherokee, until now. A selection of photos have leaked that show the 2014 Cherokee in its birthplace. We even get a glimpse of the interior, but there sadly don't seem to be any photos of the rear of the new vehicle just yet.

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2014 Ram 1500 to get new EcoDiesel engine

2014 Ram 1500 to get new EcoDiesel engine

Diesel-powered automobiles aren't all that common in the United States. There are a few automakers that offer cars that have diesel engines inside, and more are coming in 2014 model year cars. Where diesel power has been common for a number of years in the United States is in the truck market. Diesel-powered trucks are extremely popular in the United States.

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Chrysler forced to recall over 370,000 vehicles due to fastener problem

Chrysler forced to recall over 370,000 vehicles due to fastener problem

Chrysler recalled 370,297 SUVs and trucks today due to an issue with a loose fastener, something that has caused 15 accidents. The recall affects vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico primarily, with a small amount being located elsewhere globally. Those with the affected vehicles will get a retainer installed for free to correct the problem.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s price leaks, will start at $28,795

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s price leaks, will start at $28,795

Chrysler debuted the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the recent Detroit Auto Show in Michigan, where it gave us a variety of details, minus one particularly relevant one - price. Much speculation has swirled around the rumorsphere in regards to the model's price range, but nothing concrete has surfaced. That has apparently changed, with a user over at the Jeep Garage forums stating that he managed to grab a pricing sheet, which he then published for all to see.

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Chrysler talks about its new Pentastar V6 workhorse engine

Chrysler talks about its new Pentastar V6 workhorse engine

While some people need vehicles with loads of power and torque, such as trucks for work or for play, and automotive enthusiasts may yearn for a big V-8 under the hood of their vehicle, most people want a more fuel-efficient V-6 engine. Chrysler has a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that will be the replacement for the aging V-6s across the Chrysler Group's vehicle lineup. Going to a common engine across the entire Chrysler group line will help the company save money and eliminate V-6 engine component lists for different power plants.

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Chrysler unveils plan to manufacture Jeeps in China

Chrysler unveils plan to manufacture Jeeps in China

Chrysler has announced a deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group, a Chinese manufacturer, that will bring Jeep production back to China. This won't be the first time the popular brand has been manufactured in China, with the initial production round taking place in 1983 and ending in 2009. Three import models are still available in the nation, but this deal will be a big step in expanding the Jeep brand there.

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