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Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners
Fiat Chysler faces its own Dieselgate crisis: second lawsuit filed by Dodge & Ram truck owners

Last month, we told you that owners of Dodge and Ram trucks were suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and one of its suppliers, Cummins, for equipping diesel pickups with defeat devices engineered to cheat on emissions tests. Now, a similar lawsuit has been filed by a second group of angry owners. Like...Read More»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel owners sue Fiat Chrysler, alleging emissions cover-up

Volkswagen may soon have company in the courtroom: Ram and Dodge Ram owners are suing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming that nearly 500,000 of the company's diesel trucks fail to meet emissions standards. The lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler and its diesel partner, Cummins, was filed this week in...Read More»

2006 Honda Gold Wing with Takata airbag
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»

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
2006-2007 Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram, Mitsubishi Raider Recalled To Fix Clutch Ignition Interlock

FCA US (formerly known as Chrysler) is recalling more than 66,000 pickup trucks from the 2006 and 2007 model years to fix a problem with the vehicles' clutch ignition interlock switches. According to a statement from the automaker: An investigation by FCA US engineers discovered switches in certain...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»

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
Chrysler Investigated For 'Slow Execution Of Recall Campaigns' & 'Poor Communications' With NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Chrysler's handling of two recent recalls of the Ram pickup truck. According to an agency bulletin (PDF), Chrysler is accused of "[s]low execution of recall campaigns, coupled with poor communications with the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and even the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT that we're driving now for 30...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2013 Ram 1500: Familiar Look, But A Much More Modern Truck

Chrysler has unveiled a radically different 2013 Ram at the 2012 New York Auto Show. But if you were only to go by sheetmetal and exterior styling, you might never know. The 2013 Dodge Ram has a new, stronger and lighter frame underneath, plus a new version of Chrysler's Pentastar V-6, here making...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. A high-ranking Chrysler official, powertrain chief Paolo Ferrero, confirmed the change for the first time to...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Home Charging, and GM EV1

Of all the news stories from the auto world in 2010, the biggest one? Recalls, recalls, recalls. [CarNewsBreak] On the recall list today: Chrysler Journey and Ram, as well as the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and F-150. [TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] While hybrids and EVs promise greener pastures...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S
Today in Car News: Economics 101, Stalling Jettas, and Diesels

Auto sales may have helped consumer spending in July, but were a small bright spot in some pretty dim economic news. [Detroit Free Press] What car would you lose your job over? We'd choose an XKR Convertible, but--hey, wait--we drive cars for a living! No need to steal! Whew. [Jalopnik] The 2009 VW...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View
Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now known simply as the Ram). According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger SR8
Chrysler Renews Zero-Percent Financing Offers For June

Chrysler this week renewed its generous zero-interest financing and cash-back offers for the month of June. The automaker had already strengthened its incentive offerings for May, with either no-interest financing on many of its models or up to $4,000 cash back. The sweet zero-percent financing...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»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ford, Chrysler Buddy Up With Toby Keith, Bill Goldberg, Zac Brown For America's Troops

Spring has finally sprung, and two of the Detroit Three are rolling out promotional programs that take advantage of the warmer weather. As an added bonus, both promos also have big benefits for members of the armed forces, including car giveaways, charity donations, and free music downloads. Ford's...Read More»

Ram Power Wagon
Ram Power Wagon Details Unveiled

Well, the Ram Power Wagon didn't appear at the New York Auto Show, but it did show up at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Now we have the first full details, thanks to Chrysler. The truck, which is based on the Ram 2500 HD 4x4 Crew Cab, will be visually distinguished from other Rams by a...Read More»

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