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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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Dodge Prices 2015 Charger Lineup

Oct 20 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Hot on the 2015 Dodge Challenger's trail of burnt rubber comes its four-door muscle-car mate, the Charger. Chrysler has announced pricing on the newly updated Charger lineup — including the 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat — with the starting price of all but one model increasing by no more than $1,000. The base SE trim starts at $28,990, including a $995 destination charge. That's $1,000 more than ...
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American Litigation Story, Scat Show: Chrysler Challenged (Again) by Scat Enterprises Over Scat Pack Name

Oct 20 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There’s a real scat storm brewing over at Chrysler, which was just dragged into a legal kerfuffle over its use of the Scat Pack name for high-performance trim levels for various Dodge models. Automotive News reports that Scat Enterprises—a California-based company that makes aftermarket engine parts for Chrysler products, Fords, Chevrolets, and more—has filed a lawsuit that alleges Chrysler and its Dodge subsidia ...
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5 hours ago

Toyota explains what names like Camry and Yaris mean

Oct 20 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Toyota Ever wonder where automakers get the names for their cars? You're not alone. The sitcom Seinfeld opened Episode 94 - the one where George Costanza buys a Chrysler LeBaron instead of a Volvo - with a bit about nameplates like Integra, Supra and Impreza. Toyota, clearly, is not exempt from choosing evocative but enigmatic names for its models, and now the Japanese automaker is taking us throu ...
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From the Obvious File: Record Number of Vehicles Recalled in 2014

Oct 20 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. this year has hit an all-time high since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was founded in 1970. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers have recalled more than 56 million vehicles year-to-date in 2014, surpassing the 1999 full-year record of 55.6 million. (You may now add 53 2015 Ford Mustangs to this total.) As you might expect, General ...
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NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective Airbags

Oct 20 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that could deploy with too much pressure and cause injury. It affects millions of Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles. Related: BMW, Chrysler, Ford Join Ever-Expanding Airbag Recall Unsure if your vehicle is a ...
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NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action

Oct 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair camp ...
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7 hours ago

Jeep Cherokee Sales Trending 4WD, V-6

Oct 20 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Once-Controversial Model Leading Brand’s Sales ChartsChrysler has a history of creating polarizing designs that initially turn off a small segment of buyers but ultimately end up being trend-setting designs that are emulated by competitors. The first major example was the 1994 Ram, which debuted the line’s now-signature “big rig” look. Today, it seems there’s a competition among truck makers for who has the biggest grille. Likewise, when photos of ...
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Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers

Oct 20 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Lexus, Toyota Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. All of the models come from the 2001-2004 ...
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8 hours ago

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT to live on through 2015

Oct 20 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Earlier this year, Chrysler lumped its SRT performance division back into the Dodge brand as part of the company’s five-year outlook. While that meant the Viper became a Dodge vehicle once again, it spelled uncertainty for the high-performance variants of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300. A new report from Automotive News suggests the future of the non-Dodge SRT models is now a little more certain — dealers can continue placing orders for the Grand Cherokee SRT th ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Refreshed Chrysler 300 SRT won't be sold in NA

Oct 20 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Chrysler It looks like it might be time to bid farewell to the V8 rumble from the Chrysler 300 SRT - at least if you live in North America. The reported change comes as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reshuffles its ranks with the Dodge brand, re-absorbing SRT and building its muscular reputation with the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Meanwhile, Chrysler is taking a more mainstream approach, and that likely means the end of overt ...
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