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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1m cars as shifter troubles cause rollaways

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1m cars as shifter troubles cause rollaways

A couple months after the NHTSA started investigating the shifters in certain vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to recall 1.1 million vehicles to address rollaway issues many drivers have experienced. The trouble, it seems, are the shifters in these recalled vehicles and many drivers’ mistaken assumption that they shifted the car into park. According to the NHTSA, “hundreds of crashes and dozens of injuries” have resulted from the poorly designed electronic gear shifters.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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How Samsung plans to take over your car (and maybe save you money)

How Samsung plans to take over your car (and maybe save you money)

Samsung isn't the first company to embrace the smart car concept, but it's certainly among those with the deepest pockets. The new Samsung Connect Auto platform starts out with a nondescript dongle that plugs in underneath your dashboard, but the implications - both for your everyday use of the car, and potentially for how much you're paying in insurance - are much further reaching.

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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming to Fiat Chrysler vehicles too

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto coming to Fiat Chrysler vehicles too

As CES 2016 shifts into full speed, Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will be supporting both Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms starting later this year. Fiat Chrysler says it will be adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its UConnect system, making it the latest in a number of car makers to support integration over the last year, with Ford announcing the same just a day earlier.

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This is the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, an icon revived

This is the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, an icon revived

2016 sees Fiat's original 124 Spider turn fifty, and the Italian company is celebrating with more than a slice of panettone. Instead, it'll launch the 2017 Fiat Spider 124, the collaborative result of a Mazda MX-5 Miata and some European flare.

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FIAT 500e Stormtrooper Concept looms over LA Auto Show

FIAT 500e Stormtrooper Concept looms over LA Auto Show

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a month away from release, and FIAT is not about to let you forget it. They've brought their very own custom-designed First Order Stormtrooper 2015 FIAT 500e to the LA Auto Show to guard the corner of the convention center. This black and white one-off was created by Garage Italia Customs, and will be appearing at the LA Auto Show through the end of the week. And no, you cannot buy it - unless you want to buy the standard edition and customize it yourself.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

When the new 2016 MX-5 debuted more than a few MX-5 fans were disappointed to hear that the new car had less power than the old NC version that ended its run. The upside was that the new MX-5 was lighter than the old car meaning performance still improved. Then we heard that a Fiat version was in the works to be called the Fiat 124 Spider and that it might have more power.

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Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat is teasing roadster fans right now with three images that have gone up recently over on the official Fiat USA page. We know a new roadster is coming from Fiat that is essentially a 2016 Mazda MX-5 with revised styling. The coolest thing about the coming roadster is that rumors keep suggesting that there will be an Abarth version with more power than the MX-5 offers.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 316k Jeeps with faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler recalls 316k Jeeps with faulty airbags

The Takata airbags issue is still ongoing, affecting a dozen auto makers and presenting one of the biggest challenges the automotive industry has faced. Millions of vehicles are currently under recall, and government officials are in talks about an unprecedented move that will have its organizing the recall itself. Fiat Chrysler has been dealing with its own airbag troubles, one that has resulted in 316,000 Jeeps being recalled.

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Huge 1.3m Dodge Ram recall as FCA woes continue

Huge 1.3m Dodge Ram recall as FCA woes continue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt yet another blow in the form of vehicle recalls. Following the news about 1.4 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles getting recalled over the recent infotainment hacking, now comes word that 1.3 million Dodge Ram trucks in the US are getting recalled due to one of several reasons. The remote hacking threat doesn't play a part this time, but rather the reasons include steering-wheel wiring, bracket welds, and air-bags.

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New Barracuda tipped at FCA dealer conference

New Barracuda tipped at FCA dealer conference

One of the best muscle cars to come out of the 60s and 70s was the Barracuda. Many of the muscle cars still cruise the streets today and command huge money when restored properly. Rumors have been swirling for years now that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is going to bring the Barracuda back to the market after a decades long hiatus as a Dodge.

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Fiat 500X Abarth Tipped for 200hp

Fiat 500X Abarth Tipped for 200hp

I've always thought that the Fiat 500 was a cool little car; the problem is that it's little. You aren't getting anyone in the back seats of that thing who has legs. Fiat is now producing larger versions of that Fiat 500, such as the Fiat 500L. A new larger version of the 500 is being considered by Fiat and it would wear the Abarth badge.

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