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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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Fiat Chrysler global HQ lands in London's ultra-posh West End

Sep 18 2014 2:51pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, Earnings/Financials, UK, Fiat It seems Fiat is bent on bolstering its image as a global automaker, as word has leaked out that the Italian/American conglomerate has chosen to locate its global headquarters in a rather swanky neighborhood in London. According to Bloomberg, the rental location on St. James Street in London's West End is a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will fill u ...
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The term "sleeper car" goes back to the 1950s, when American manufacturers started building high output cars that would eventually spawn into muscle cars a decade later. Tracking the first sleeper is a daunting task, but most stories lead to the 1955 Chrysler C-300, a two-door, luxury coupe motivated by a 5.4-liter V-8 engine rated at 300 horsepower. It was the first production passenger car to come with 300 ponies on tap and a d ...
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What Dead American Brand Would Be A Huge Hit Today?

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Today there are only three major American automakers, or 2.5 as we like to say around here because Fiat owns Chrysler now. But did you know that at one time, there were more than three million different American auto bran ...
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2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Fuel Economy Released, Report Says Chrysler Dyno’d Car at 825 hp

Sep 18 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A full 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6-second 0-to-60 time, sub-12 second quarters, and a hefty 4488-pound curb weight—any way you look at it, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is all about staggering numbers. But here’s one number we didn’t see coming: The ‘Cat has earned an EPA highway fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg when equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Shift-for-yourself types will have to make do with 21 mpg highway from the six-speed-m ...
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2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled To Fix Faulty Airbags (No, They Weren't Made By Takata)

Sep 18 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Chrysler has issued a recall for select 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may contain faulty airbags. Specifically, the company that manufactured the driver's knee airbag folded the bag improperly. As you migh ...
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Fiat Chrysler's new HQ will be a short stroll from Buckingham Palace

Sep 18 2014 9:13am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat SpA will locate its new global headquarters in London's West End, opting for the most expensive office d ...
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Dear John: Busy hockey parents looking for a new minivan

Sep 17 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Are there any Canadian drivers that deserve more respect than hockey parents? (Or skiing, speed skating, curling, luge, bob sleigh or ringette parents?) Battling before-dawn wake-up calls, rush-hour traffic, four-season driving conditions and unruly passengers — not to mention the transportation of toxic cargo known as the “hockey bag” — hockey parents have one of the toughest chauffeuring assignments on the planet. One such set of parents ...
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Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will bypass Wall Street road show

Sep 17 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he doesn't plan to hold a road show for investors before listing shares of the combined car company in New York ne ...
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What you missed on 9.16.14

Sep 16 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Technology, Supercars, Bentley, Bugatti, Luxury Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience Ever wonder what it's like to have so much money that you can literally buy anything you want? What would that be like? Our man Basem Wasef gets to play the part of the rich distinguished gentleman as he learns what it's like to be courted by Bugatti, ...
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But Will They Still Wail? Every Future Ferrari Engine to Be Turbocharged or Hybridized

Sep 16 2014 6:27pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The news that every future Ferrari engine will be juiced by either turbos or electricity comes just days after longtime company chairman Luca di Montezemolo tossed his saddle to Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne. The technologies will be split along engine types, too: Automotive News, after an interview with powertrain director Vittorio Dini, reports that all next-gen Ferrari V-8s will be turbocharged like the one in the 2015 California T, and they’ll also likely decrease in dis ...
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