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Redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass fully modernizes brand’s entry-level offerings at 2016 LA Auto Show

Redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass fully modernizes brand’s entry-level offerings at 2016 LA Auto Show

The 2017 Jeep Compass is in a bit of an odd spot, rolling on-stage in Los Angeles at the 2016 LA Auto Show at the same time you can still buy a....2017 Jeep Compass, hailing from the previous generation, in Jeep showrooms across the country. Our suggestion is to wait for the latest and greatest, however, rather than try to snag a deal on the existing model because the off-road brand has put a lot of effort into improving what the compact SUV has to offer.

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Jeep reveals two new Renegade models: Deserthawk & Altitude

Jeep reveals two new Renegade models: Deserthawk & Altitude

Just ahead of next week's 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep has taken the wraps off two new special edition trims of its Renegade crossover SUV. The first is the desert-themed (and thus appropriately named) Deserthawk, while the second is the Altitude, a trim design that has appeared on several other Jeep models. Both vehicles will be appearing at the LA Auto Show, but you can check out the details now right here.

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2018 Jeep Compass hits reboot on aging crossover

2018 Jeep Compass hits reboot on aging crossover

As SUVs and crossovers flood the market, there's nothing quite like a new Jeep to strum the sentiment strings, and that's clearly what the company hopes to do with an early preview of its next big launch. The 2018 Jeep Compass has been revealed, coinciding with Brazilian production kicking off in Goiana, Pernambuco today, though we'll have to wait a little longer for all the details.

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Chrysler recalls 410k vehicles to replace wiring harness

Chrysler recalls 410k vehicles to replace wiring harness

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 410,000 vehicles locations in the United States, Canada, and beyond due to potential issues with some wiring harnesses. The 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, Ram ProMaster City vans, and more could all potentially suffer from an electronic issue related to the wiring and some software, both of which will be updated/replaced as part of this newly announced recall. There haven’t been any reports of crashes or injuries resulting from these issues.

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler Review

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler Review

It's one of the most puzzling conundrums in the auto industry: how does an anachronism like the Jeep Wrangler rattle off ever-increasing sales numbers each and every year? By any rational measure, the Wrangler's old school platform lags behind its SUV competitors by at least several generations, and yet each year hundreds of thousands of customers look past the clunky steering, rough ride, and wince-inducing fuel mileage to embrace its rugged image and drive one home from the dealership.

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Jeep concept features the 707HP V8 engine from Dodge Hellcat

Jeep concept features the 707HP V8 engine from Dodge Hellcat

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Jeep Safari event, where Jeep and off-road enthusiasts gather in the desert in Moab, Utah, the car maker will be showing off a handful of special concept Jeep models. While Jeep has presented concepts to the thousands of participants in the past, this year they've pulled out all the stops on one particular vehicle. Dubbed the Trailcat, it's a Jeep Wrangler that has been outfitted with the 707hp 6.2-liter V8 engine from Dodge's Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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NHTSA Safety Probe Involves 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Shifters

NHTSA Safety Probe Involves 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Shifters

Auto designers are always looking for ways to maximize interior space, and that includes thinking outside the box when it comes to reinterpreting the control surfaces we've all become so accustomed to in modern vehicles. At Fiat Chrysler, in recent years this has meant transmuting the traditional transmission shifter stalk into a smaller selector that frees up significant room on the center console by avoiding a direct mechanical linkage with the transmission in favor of an electronic connection.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry debut

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and Wrangler Backcountry debut

Jeep has rolled out a pair of new special edition models at the LA Auto Show aimed at completely different types of enthusiasts. One of the vehicles is aimed at the driver who wants street performance and it is the Grand Cherokee SRT Night. It has a stealthy appearance with black roof and lightweight performance wheels.

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Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept to Go into Limited Production

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Concept to Go into Limited Production

One thing that we can count on each year at SEMA is seeing some very cool concept cars that we wish would go into production. Typically there isn't a chance of these concepts being made, like that Challenger GT AWD. Jeep has a very cool concept vehicle called the Wrangler Red Rock Concept and if you dig the Wrangler Red Rock you can buy one, if you hurry.

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Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

Jeep Cherokee security issue patched via USB drive mailed to owners

A bit over a month ago, we talked about the significant security issue that was exploited by security researchers to take control of a Jeep Cherokee from the driver from afar. The automotive and security world were scandalized that a hack of this magnitude with the potential for driver injury could occur. Chrysler has now issued a patch for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that plugs the security hole that allowed hackers to take over the transmission and brakes of the car.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after hacked Jeep incident

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after hacked Jeep incident

Following this week's news about a Jeep vehicle that was hacked from a remote location while driving down the road, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have announced a recall affecting 1.4 million cars in the US. The recall is obviously over potential hole in the security of the software running on the vehicles. In the Jeep incident, which was covered in a report from Wired, the hackers managed to send signals to car's dashboard over the internet while it was traveling at 70 mph.

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Jeep hacking done on willing participant

Jeep hacking done on willing participant

Today's big news about a Jeep being "hacked" from a remote location was done on a willing test-dummy of sorts. The man - Andy Greenberg - writes for Wired magazine, and agreed to be part of this hacking experiment over the past year. Their work - these hackers, that is to say - was indeed a test, and not entirely malicious, but that's no reason to stop the panic. The hack they performed was real, and it really COULD send signals to this vehicle's dashboard via the internet.

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