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Fiat Chrysler, Honda recall nearly 10 million more Takata airbags
Fiat Chrysler, Honda recall nearly 10 million more Takata airbags

Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that up to 40 million airbag inflators installed on U.S. vehicles would be added to the already-massive Takata recall. Shortly thereafter, Honda issued a recall for 20 million additional devices, while Toyota's roster grew by a more modest but still...Read More»

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
Fiat Chrysler Expands Takata Airbag Recall By 4.7 Million Vehicles: Ram, Durango, Charger, More

And so it begins. Last week, Japan's Takata Corporation finally agreed to expand recalls of its deeply flawed airbags, which have been linked to at least six deaths and dozens of injuries in the U.S. and Asia. As a result, the total number of vehicles affected has reached 34 million, making the...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Chrysler Will Replace Takata Airbags On Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Vehicles In December

If you've been wondering when Chrysler would begin replacing airbags on vehicles affected by the ever-widening Takata airbag recall, wonder no more: according to Auto News, fixes will begin next month. ALSO SEE: GM Scrambled To Get Ignition Switches Two Months Before Official Recall Announcement...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Recalls 278,000 Pickups And SUVs Over Loose Rear Axle Fastener Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 278,000 of its pickup trucks and SUVs to fix potentially loose rear axle fasteners. This recall adds to a recall last October of some 44,000 Ram pickups and Dodge Dakota SUVs for the same issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2011 Dodge Dakota
After 24 Years, Dodge Halts Dakota Pickup Production

In 1987, Dodge launched a new pickup-truck segment with the introduction of its midsize Dakota pickup. Back then, it was a fresh idea, since many buyers found compact pickup trucks to be too small and full-size pickup trucks to be too large. Borrowing the logic from a children’s story, Dodge...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Dodge Dakota: Pickup Truck Review

Available in extended cab or crew cab design, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is a respectable choice for pickup truck. Although, it does have some flaws and there are complaints about the $22,755 price tag. The suspension has been revised for 2010 and there are now more color choices on the market. The...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up to $4,000. For up to 36 or 60 months, depending on the vehicle, Chrysler is offering zero-percent financing, arranged...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Side Exterior View
2010 Dodge Dakota Laramie Crew Cab 4X2: Biggest, most powerful midsize pickup

The Dodge Dakota is the perfect size pickup for many buyers who are looking for both function and economy. The Dakota Crew Cab is big enough to haul 6 adults and their gear and can tow up to 7,250 lbs. And the Dakota has sharp exterior styling to go along with the ability to be a work horse. The...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota 4WD Club Cab 131" SLT Grille
Rumor Mill Update - Chrysler Dishes on Possible Dakota Replacement

It looks like there is hope for compact pickups after all! Some of the Chrysler brass recently let slip some juicy tidbits on a possible Dakota replacement.   We recently posted [HERE] on some buzz surrounding the expected demise of the Dodge Dakota pickup. At that time there was some additional...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota 4WD Club Cab 131" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Dakota’s Future: Death or Rebirth?

Recent reports have the Dodge Dakota mid-sized pickup heading toward its doom, but could there be a brighter future for Dodge’s compact truck offering?   Our colleagues at Leftlane News recently reported on leaked details on Chrysler’s 2011 production schedule. The 2011 Ram chassis cab, whose...Read More»

Dodge M80 Concept front - courtesy of Chrysler Media
Is There Still Hope for Compact Pickups?

Reports of plans by all the Big Three U.S. automakers to ditch their compact pickups seems to be painting a bleak portrait for the future of small trucks in the U.S. But has the demise of the compact truck been prematurely predicted? Recently my colleague Tim Healey here at AllPickupTrucks.com...Read More»

2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Rear Exterior View
Why a Four-Door Pickup Is the Perfect Vehicle

I came to this conclusion several years ago. I had three young daughters in elementary school, and they all wanted to go with Daddy whenever Daddy wanted to go somewhere. We owned a Suburban back then. It was very useful for hauling the kids, the dog, and half of Costco when we went shopping. But...Read More»

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