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Chrysler Recalls over 361,000 Trucks and SUVs over Axle Fastener Issue

Chrysler Recalls over 361,000 Trucks and SUVs over Axle Fastener Issue

Feb 15 2013, 1:30pm CST | by

Another major automotive recall

It's been a big six months for vehicle recalls for several manufacturers in the automotive industry. The latest major vehicle recall comes from Chrysler with the announcement that it is recalling...

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Chrysler Recalls over 361,000 Trucks and SUVs over Axle Fastener Issue

Feb 15 2013, 1:30pm CST | by

Another major automotive recall

It's been a big six months for vehicle recalls for several manufacturers in the automotive industry. The latest major vehicle recall comes from Chrysler with the announcement that it is recalling over 361,000 trucks and SUVs to address a problem with the fastener used on the rear axle. The specific number of vehicles recalled adds up to 361,819 in North America.

Vehicles include the 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUVs. The recall also covers 2009 through 2011 Dodge Dakota pickups and 2009 through 2012 Ram 1500 pickups. According to Chrysler, some these vehicles were assembled using axle fasteners that could loosen and fail.

The NHTSA says that if the fastener failed it could lead to wheel lockup and loss of vehicle control with little warning. Chrysler says that it's unaware of any injuries resulting from this flaw and its franchised dealers will install a retainer at no cost to customers to secure the fastener.

 
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Hellcat What? Meet the 10,000-hp Version of the 2015 Dodge Charger

Nov 4 2014 6:26pm CST | Source: Car and Driver

What’s technically “funny” but actually has zero sense of humor? This thing, the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car that was freshly unveiled by Mopar at the 2014 SEMA show. Okay, it’s a little funny looking, but don’t say that to its face. The 2015 Charger R/T Funny Car is the first collaboration between the production and racing engineers at Mopar, Dodge, and Don Schumacher Racing since the last Charger R/T Fun ...
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Official: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car burns rubber into SEMA [w/video]

Nov 4 2014 6:26pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, SEMA Show, Dodge, Racing, Autoblog Black Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a completely redesigned Dodge Charger Funny Car at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas and it's ready to blow through the NHRA timing lights next year. Initially, the shape might look like any of the other entrants in its class burning through the quarter mile, but this is the first comprehensive ...
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Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #404

Nov 4 2014 4:44pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Podcasts, SEMA Show, Etc., BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Celebrities Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, a ...
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VW joining with Fiat Chrysler would be 'brilliant' idea, Krafcik speculates

Nov 4 2014 3:18pm CST | Source: Automotive News

A merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen would create a well-balanced global automaker that would be highly profitable, John Krafcik, president of auto-buying website TrueC ...
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Video: Jeep dealer buries WWII Willys GP in showroom floor

Nov 4 2014 2:00pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Jeep, Military, Canada, Off-Road, Autoblog Black The Willys MB Jeep earned icon status during World War II thanks to its ruggedness, simplicity and go-anywhere ability. Following the war, it didn't take long for the handy vehicles to be scooped up by the public, and a brand slowly grew around the vehicles that has continued to thrive. Fast- ...
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Marchionne gains $13 million with stock sale after Ferrari deal

Nov 4 2014 11:42am CST | Source: Automotive News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made about 10.7 million euros ($13.4 million) from a surge in the automaker's share price after he announced a ...
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Dodge sees over 5,000 U.S. orders for the Challenger Hellcat since October

Nov 4 2014 10:36am CST | Source: Driving Canada

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat hasn’t even hit dealers yet and it’s already proven to be extremely popular among enthusiasts. Case in point: Chrysler enthusiast website Allpar reports the Challenger Hellcat has seen more than 5,000 pre-orders in the U.S. since October. Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis says dealers logged over 4,000 orders when the system opened last month, and added roughly another 1,000 since t ...
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Report: Why newly independent Ferrari may be forced into fuel-efficient cars

Nov 4 2014 10:01am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Ferrari The repercussions from Ferrari's pending transition into an independent automaker won't be understood for some time, but one of the biggest consequences could be that the iconic Italian marque will be forced into building more fuel-efficient vehicles. As Wired points out, while Ferrari built fewer than 7,000 cars in 2013, its status as a public company could trigger pressure from shareholders to build more six-figure supercars ...
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Read This: Is Chrysler's 'America's Import' campaign outdated or offensive? [w/poll]

Nov 4 2014 9:30am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Chrysler, Read This Chrysler launched its America's Import campaign with a splashy ad during the Super Bowl starring Bob Dylan and featuring a whole bunch of patriotic imagery that included Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, factory employees and, of course, the city of Detroit. Since then, the brand has followed the original spot with even more ads using the same tagline. Not everyone is pleased, it seems, including The Detroit Fr ...
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