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Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Recalled For Inadvertent Airbag Deployment
Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Recalled For Inadvertent Airbag Deployment

Chrysler last week initiated a safety-related recall of 367,350 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, all from the 2008 model year, for an issue with improper water drainage off the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system in these vehicles. The issue, which is caused by...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
J.D. Power: Fewer Shoppers Avoiding Domestics For Reliability

For Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, among several other domestic and Korean brands, it looks like perceptions are finally catching up with reality. According to J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Avoider Study, which focuses on the reasons why shoppers fail to consider—or avoid—a...Read More»

Assembly line for Volga Siber sedan, produced by Russian automaker Gaz
RIP Volga Siber: Even Russians Hate The Old Chrysler Sebring

Russia is a strange and wondrous place. On one hand, you have a 6'8" billionaire NBA-team owner backing a startup car company that wants to build natural-gas hybrid cars without battery packs. That car's name? Yo. On the other hand, it turns out that even beleaguered Russian car buyers understand...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
As Blogging Dies, Jeep Gets A Blog

The evidence is everywhere: the weblog's days are numbered. Sure, web magazines and news sites are likely to survive, but for corporations looking to connect with customers, the blog is the equivalent of the boy band: a product of the year 2000. So why would Jeep join the blogging world now? Why...Read More»

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrome Accents
Selling Your Car: The Easy Way to Make a Video Walkaround

We’ve been discussing the benefits of the video walk-around as a tool to help you sell your car. The video walk-around is an easy way for potential buyers to determine if your vehicle is the one for them—or not—and they can make that determination from a distance. This saves you...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Trending In Social Media This Week: GM Goes On Electric Hiring Spree, Hyundai And Toyota

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Want an Auto Job? Chrysler Has 1000 Of Them

Looking for a job in the auto industry? Chrysler has 1,000 of them, or more--if you have the right credentials. Just a year after both General Motors and Chrysler declared bankruptcy--and sheared thousands of employees from their payrolls--Chrysler is staffing up with engineers and product...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
All Car Advice Article Update

It is time for an update of All Car Advice articles that may have left you hanging and asking, “I wonder what ever happened to?” The original articles appear in parentheses at the end of the update. Sale at Auction of Mayor Rizzo’s 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham – The sale...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: First Drive

The usual flurry of new vehicles that comes each year is a confirmed blizzard at Chrysler. Everything's changing, mostly for the better. And though the most dramatic upheavals are taking place inside and outside the 2011 Dodge Charger and Durango, and the 2011 Chrysler 300 and 200 (nee Sebring)...Read More»

Teen driver
41% Say 'Buying American' Is Most Important When Shopping For A Car (But What's 'American'?)

Each of us has a slightly different set of criteria when we go shopping for a new ride. Some are obsessed with horsepower, some want airbags, and some marketing folks believe that cupholders are still the key to many buyers' hearts. But for 41% of Americans, the most important criteria is simply...Read More»

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
The NHTSA Probes How Car Rental Companies Handle Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated an audit query into the practices of car rental companies concerning their handling of manufacturers’ recalls of vehicles in their fleets. The NHTSA will be looking at 3 million General Motors, Ford and Chrysler products...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited: First Drive

No more drama, please. It's not just us making the request. It's the folks at Chrysler, too, we're sure. The last three years have played out in Auburn Hills like a season of ER, with divorce, a near-death experience or two, and a non-stop triage running in the background. There are signs the...Read More»

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door Wagon GT Angular Rear Exterior View
Schumer Wants FTC To Require Recalls Be Fixed Before Renting

The controversy over whether car rental companies should have to comply with the same safety directive as car dealers has moved to the next level. The issue is whether a recalled vehicle should be rented to consumers without the recall being resolved. Currently, car dealers are prohibited from...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger
2011 Dodge Lineup Revamped With New Models, Trims, Pricing

Chrysler's model line is on the way toward the fruits of Fiat ownership, but for 2011 it's rehabbing its model lines with a refreshed look and feel on most models—repackaged and repriced them, too. Now, for Dodge, its sporty mainstream brand, it's released pricing for several key models: the...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger
2011 Dodge Challenger Gets 305-HP Version Of New Chrysler V-6

Chrysler is doing a little powertrain housekeeping, and it's doing so in a way that should leave no one disappointed. The automaker has already introduced its all-new Pentastar V-6 in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the engine, Chrysler says, "will gradually phase out seven V-6 legacy engines...Read More»

Nielsen's top ten ad categories for the first half of 2010
Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars

During tough economic times, companies often cut back on marketing -- in fact, advertising budgets are frequently the first to shrink when danger looms and the last to expand once the coast clear. As a result, some analysts see ad spending as the equivalent of the canary in the mine shaft: a sign...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Chrysler Fires Lunch-Hour Partiers At Grand Cherokee Plant

At the Detroit area plant that assembles the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, thirteen employees caught on camera last week boozing during their lunch hour have been fired, with two others suspended without pay. The footage was captured by Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK-TV, then picked up first nationally by...Read More»

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