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Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Jul 5 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Jeep recall has to do with possibly defective active head restraints

Chrysler announced this week that would be recalling almost a half-million vehicles. The vehicles are being recalled because of an issue with the active head restraint function found with several...

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Chrysler Recalls Certain Jeeps over Head Restraint Issue

Jul 5 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Jeep recall has to do with possibly defective active head restraints

Chrysler announced this week that would be recalling almost a half-million vehicles. The vehicles are being recalled because of an issue with the active head restraint function found with several models. Chrysler says that the problem is related to a microcontroller that could be faulty.

The microcontroller entered the supply chain after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan created a microcontroller shortage around the world. These potentially defective microcontrollers were used in some Chrysler vehicles for the active head restraint. These active head restraints are designed to automatically move forward during some rear impact crashes.

The intent of these active head restraints is to prevent neck injuries, but some aren't working properly. Chrysler doesn't know of any injuries or accidents related to the issue but is announcement printed recall just in case. Chrysler says 442,000 vehicles sold in the US are covered in the recall August 20 5000 in Canada, 10,000 Mexico, and 12,000 in other parts of the world. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Chrysler Sebrings, 200s, and Dodge Avengers. It also covers 2011 through 2012 Dodge Nitro and 2011 to 2013 Jeep Liberty SUVs.

 
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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 Funny Car was introduced way back in 2006. The redesigned body is ...
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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 rethink for the racecar's aerodynamics since 2006, says Do ...
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3 weeks ago

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, and fo ...
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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 TrueCar, said toda ...
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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-forward to present day, where it's no ...
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3 weeks ago

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 plan ...
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3 weeks ago

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 then. ...
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3 weeks ago

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 fro ...
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3 weeks ago

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. ...
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