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Chrysler Recalls 442,481 Vehicles To Fix Active Head Restraints
Chrysler Recalls 442,481 Vehicles To Fix Active Head Restraints

Chrysler is recalling certain 2011 through 2013 model year vehicles to fix a problem with active head restraints. Affected models include the Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size cars, and Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2013 Chrysler Town & Country
2013 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan Recalled For Airbag Software Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to fix an airbag software error. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles in the United States...Read More»

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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

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Jeep Grand Cherokee & Jeep Liberty Recall: Are Chrysler's Fixes Safe?

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Chrysler to recall a few Jeep vehicles -- and by "a few", we mean 2.7 million. Chrysler's response? No. That was pretty unusual, and it made headlines for days afterward. As a result, Jeep's reputation suffered. Things got so bad...Read More»

Tesla's Elon Musk and Chrysler/Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Tesla Model S Recall Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Recalls: A Study In Contrasts

Over the past few days, two very different automakers have rolled out two very different recalls, and they've done so in very different ways -- unexpected ways that could hint at each company's future. Exhibit A: yesterday, Tesla announced that it would recall 2013 Model S vehicles manufactured...Read More»

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2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition Return To America

When Fiat returned to the U.S. market two years ago, many critics and car fans dismissed its one and only offering -- the pint-sized 500 -- as a "chick car" with limited appeal. They were only half-right. Yes, the Fiat 500 has proven appealing to women, but to categorize that appeal as "limited"...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

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Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Automatic Transmission To Woo Female Shoppers

The launch of the Fiat 500 didn't go as smoothly as some had hoped. First, Chrysler dealers had to build special showrooms for the new model, since CEO Sergio Marchionne didn't want Fiats sold alongside other Chrysler brands. That slowed the rollout process. Then came the ads, featuring spokesmodel...Read More»

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Chrysler Recalls 200,000 Cars, SUVs, Trucks In 6 Campaigns

Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a variety of complaints. The six separate recalls involve Chrysler and Dodge cars, Dodge and Jeep SUVs, and Ram 1500 and heavy-duty trucks. Airbag warning light recall In the largest safety recall, some 119,000 2011 and 2012...Read More»

2013 Dodge Challenger
2013 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Fire Risk

Chrysler is calling owners of about 2,500 2013 Dodge Challengers and warning them not to drive their vehicles and contact their dealer because of a wiring harness short circuit that could cause a fire. Only 2013 Challengers equipped with a V-6 engine that were built over an eight-week period ending...Read More»

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Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan
Car Recall Alert: 2013 Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger Have Possible Fuel Tank Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size cars over concerns that a broken fuel tank control valve could lead to engine stall and/or possible fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the...Read More»

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Chrysler Dealers Get Schooled In Customer Satisfaction

Chrysler has some work to do on the customer satisfaction front. In the most recent Sales Satisfaction Index published by J.D. Power and Associates, Fiat was the only one of the automaker's five brands to score above the industry average, while Dodge and Jeep battled it out at the bottom of the...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo Returns To The U.S. With The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

When Fiat joined forces with Chrysler in 2009, the marriage spawned rumors that Alfa Romeo would soon return to the U.S. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has done plenty to encourage those rumors, though he's said that Alfas would only arrive when the time was right. Apparently, the time is now...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012
Poll: Toyota Recovers U.S. Reputation, As Chrysler And GM Lag

Toyota hasn't just bounced back, with one of the strongest reputations among automakers in the U.S. It is the most highly regarded auto-sector company in the U.S. So says one of the preeminent measures of company reputation, the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ), from Harris Interactive...Read More»

Ram's 'God Made a Farmer' spot for Super Bowl XLVII
Ram Is The Only Auto Brand To Create A Top-Ten Super Bowl Ad

Plenty of websites and media firms rank Super Bowl ads -- in fact, we discussed several of them on Monday, the day after the big game. But when it comes to TV viewers and statistics, one authority carries more weight than nearly all of the others combined: Nielsen. After the Super Bowl broadcast...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

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