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Report: Justice Department to probe Fiat Chrysler over EPA's diesel claims
Report: Justice Department to probe Fiat Chrysler over EPA's diesel claims

According to a report published today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice over the EPA's claim that diesel engines in Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 pickups violated the Clean Air Act. Citing "people familiar with the matter,"...Read More»

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EPA: Diesel Jeep SUVs, Ram trucks violate Clean Air Act

Calling it a "clear and serious violation" of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency said today that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) installed emissions control devices on certain Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 trucks that allowed them to skirt federal emissions standards...Read More»

2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot recalled to prevent potential stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 50,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles could be prone to stalling. The underlying problem with the...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade
2017 Jeep Renegade vs. 2017 Chevrolet Trax: Compare Cars

Two of the highest-volume new entries in the red-hot subcomapct SUV segment are likely to be the Chevrolet Trax and the Jeep Renegade. Offered by all-American brands, they're smaller than their "compact" siblings, the Chevy Equinox and Jeep Cherokee, respectively. But they offer two very different...Read More»

2017 Kia Soul
Jeep Renegade vs. Kia Soul: Compare Cars

Believe it or not, the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul are frequently compared by buyers seeking a small, square-ish, carry-all utility vehicle. While they're both upright five-door hatchback shapes, each has a distinct personality, and they could hardly be more different. The Renegade is Jeep's...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass
2017 Jeep Compass video preview: 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jeep builds a crossover SUV for just about every size. The Renegade's a small; the Grand Cherokee's the extra-large. The medium label? That's what Jeep will apply to this new utility vehicle, starting next year. Jeep wants you to ignore the Compass that's on showroom floors right now. It's old...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Dodge Dart, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fuel leaks, wiper woes

This morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued two recalls that affect nearly 89,000 vehicles from the 2016 model year. The vast majority of those vehicles are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee UNITS AFFECTED: 30,183 vehicles registered in the U.S., 2,534...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2017

Crossovers have all but replaced the sport-utility vehicles of a generation ago. Most drivers don't know or care about the distinctions. Why should they? Crossovers get the family job done. They're spun from car platforms, have car-like handling, and don't worry themselves so much about off-road...Read More»

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Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler
2016-2017 Jeep Wrangler recalled to fix airbag glitch on nearly 225,000 vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wrangler vehicles to address a problem that could prevent the SUV's airbags from deploying during a collision. The problem stems from a wiring flaw associated with the vehicle's front impact sensor. Documents from the National Highway...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
What's New for 2017: Jeep

Jeep continues to be one of the fastest-growing new car brands in the United States, capitalizing on low fuel prices and continued demand for SUV and crossover type vehicles. But that's not to say that Jeep is stuck in the past. Its lineup is (mostly) modern and is set to get even better next year...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Explorer: Compare Cars

The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are two models that busy households are likely to consider as their core family vehicle. Both of these models have quite the nameplate recognition in the U.S.; and both have a heritage built allusions to a rugged lifestyle. Today these two deliver that to...Read More»

2017 Jeep Compass
The new 2017 Jeep Compass manages to actually look like a Jeep

Jeep took the covers off its newest Compass on Monday night at its Goiana, Pernambuco plant in Brazil ahead of its North American debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The unveiling in the southern half of the hemisphere underscores the importance of the model worldwide, and just how...Read More»

2014 Jeep Patriot
1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem

This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue. The problem affects vehicles equipped with...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
No surprise: luxury owners more likely to let autonomous cars do the driving

How excited are you about self-driving cars? According to one new study, your feelings about tomorrow's autonomous vehicles may depend on what you drive today. The study was conducted by research firm MaritzCX, which spent much of the summer asking 12,353 vehicle owners to share their feelings...Read More»

2016 Jeep Renegade
2015-2016 Jeep Renegade recalled for trailer hitch glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling select 2015 and 2016 Jeep Renegade crossovers to fix a problem with their trailer hitches. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects 8,561 vehicles registered in the U.S. NHTSA documents explain that the Renegade's...Read More»

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Oh, crap: hackers find new ways to override Jeep, Tesla software

Just over a year ago, two good-guy hackers managed to take control of a Jeep Cherokee using Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect telematics system. Within days, FCA recalled 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to close the loophole that the hackers had exploited. This week, those same hackers...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade
2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade; 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee recalled: 410,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to recall a range of Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram models to address a problem with their electrical systems that could cause vehicles to lose propulsion or stall. According to Auto News, the issue stems from problems with the vehicles' wiring and software. The good news...Read More»

Dealer
Fiat Chrysler audit suggests sales stats have been inflated: SEC, Justice Dept. investigate

Back in January, two dealers filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, alleging that FCA had asked them to inflate their monthly sales stats. Though FCA was quick to dismiss the dealers' claims, an internal audit may prove the old maxim that where there's smoke, there's fire. The audit was...Read More»

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