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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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Chrysler's Ram pickup may stick with steel through 2020, report says

Aug 21 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group is planning an extensive facelift of its full-size Ram 1500 pickup in spring 2017, but has no firm plans to follow rivals GM and Ford in replacing steel body panels with aluminum until a complete redesign after 2020, industry ...
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Aug 21 2014 4:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The race to higher gear counts is in full swing, and automatic gearboxes are leading the way. Driven partly by marketing one-upmanship and partly by the need to meet ever-tougher fuel-economy mandates, eight-speed autoboxes are everywhere, Chrysler’s running a nine-cogger in select models, and 10-speeds—from Ford, GM, Volkswagen, and others—are just around the corner. The General’s own in-house-developed eight-speed units (for its trucks and rear-drive V-8 cars) are just making a ...
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Recall Alert: 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500, 2015 Chrysler 200

Aug 21 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 16,000 model-year 2014 Jeep Cherokee crossovers and Ram 1500s, and 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans The Problem: Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components or the tire, or result in reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. The Fix: Chrysler will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will inspect the rear shocks and replace any affect ...
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How Sideways Can You Go In An Old American Land Yacht?

Aug 21 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

This is a 1969 Chrysler 300. It's big. It's smooth. It's got a V8 and a limited-slip differential. How sideways can it go?Read mo ...
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'Lincoln Lawyer' Star McConaughey Tabbed for Lincoln Ads

Aug 21 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Don't drive a Lincoln? Matthew McConaughey thinks it'd be a lot cooler if you did. Earlier this year, the Hollywood A-lister's so-called McConaissance was fully realized when he won the Oscar for his "Dallas Buyers Club" performance. Now, Ford is hoping the born-again serious actor — who'd become a bit of a punchline in recent years, starring in poorly received romantic comedies and, lik ...
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How To Get a 24 Hours of LeMons Budget Exemption: Stuff a Radial Aircraft Engine in a Toyota MR2

Aug 21 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There are several routes to becoming a Legend of LeMons. You can follow our advice about car selection and race something French or British, or maybe a van or a big, cushy luxury car, or even an American Motors product. You can race a donk or a backward pickup truck or a blimp, a “Ferrari”, or a Homer. And, of course, you can perform an ill-advised engine swap. Perhaps a Chrysler slant-six in a BMW 325? A Moto Guzzi 1000cc motorcycle engine in a Fiat 600? Two Toyota 4AGEs in an ...
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Lincoln teaming up with MatthewMcConaughey in hopes of reviving brand

Aug 21 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ford is turning to “The Lincoln Lawyer” actor Matthew McConaughey, star of the 2011 movie named for the automaker’s luxury line, to sell the brand to younger buyers after a 65 per cent drop in sales since 1990. McConaughey, 44, will debut next month in an ad introducing Lincoln’s new MKC sport-utility vehicle. The endorsement deal is a 2-year collaboration where the actor “invites viewers to experience the vehicle through unscripted moments,” ...
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What you missed on 8.20.14

Aug 20 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Hybrid, Sedan, Performance, Supercars, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hyundai We test the Chevy Corvette's new automatic We tend to prefer our cars with honest-to-goodness manual transmissions. You know, the ones that require a third pedal down by the gas and brake pedals. A clutch, ya know? Turns out most Americans disagree with us, even the ones who are buying Corvettes. We know, shocking. Still, after sampling the latest eight-speed automatic from Gene ...
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Japanese spark plug giant NGK pleads guilty to price fixing, to pay $52M fine

Aug 20 2014 5:07pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Maintenance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota The ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice into price fixing in the automotive industry has nabbed one more company breaking the law. Japanese parts giant NGK Spark Plug Company agreed to plead guilty to a felony count of pricing fixing and bid rigging in the in the US District Court in Detroit. Its punishment is a $52.1 million criminal fine and to continue to cooperate with the DOJ's sleuthing ...
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Chrysler 300

Aug 20 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chrysler 300 four-door sedan is one of two large sedans offered by what is now the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group. With a standard V-6 engine and rear-wheel drive, plus available V-8 engines and all-wheel drive, it's a modern interpretation of the traditional big American sedan. Image-conscious and luxurious, the 3 ...
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