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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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Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari's future

Sep 15 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he prepares to take direct control of the independently run Italian sports car ...
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Sell? Grow? IPO? Marchionne ponders Ferrari

Sep 14 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Sergio Marchionne rules out closer ties between Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as he prepares to take direct control of the independently run Italian sports car ...
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Ferrari production to increase under Marchionne

Sep 14 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Ferrari The head of any company has to juggle the relationship between supply and demand. Of course, that applies to automakers too, even ones as high-end as Ferrari. And as with many other decisions, the way Ferrari has addressed supply and demand has come down principally to the principal. Enzo Ferrari may have only wanted to sell as many vehicles as he neede ...
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Weekly Recap: What led to the end of the Montezemolo Era at Ferrari?

Sep 13 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Supercars, Cadillac, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari Montezemolo "resigned," but his tenure at the helm will rank him among Ferrari's greatest leaders. It's Enzo, then Montezemolo. Soon-to-be-former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo seemed to have the best job security in the auto industry. He presided over a brand that ranks with Google, Dis ...
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LeMons Northern California Inspections: Peugeot 404 vs Renault 10 vs Corvair, 239 Other Teams.

Sep 13 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back at Northern California’s Thunderhill Raceway, where the temperatures hit the three-digit mark, the penalty laps were handed out in generous quantities to many a BMW and Honda, and the largest number of teams to be accepted into a LeMons race (thanks to the recent expansion of the Thunderhill course and resulting room for more cars) showed up: 242 entries! With so many cars, we don’t have space to cover the boring fast teams, so let’s check out a few of the better Class B ...
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2015 Chrysler 200C: A dud no longer (CNET On Cars, Episode 50)

Sep 12 2014 6:28pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

The lowly Chrysler 200, reinvented; which state has the fastest drivers; and how to ...
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2015 Chrysler 200C: A dud no longer (CNET On Cars, Episode 50)

Sep 12 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

The lowly Chrysler 200, reinvented; which state has the fastest drivers; and how to g ...
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Car Review: Ford Transit Connect

Sep 12 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview: Ford brings their European inspired and highly adaptable Transit van platform to North America. Pros: Efficient diesel engine and good range. Flat cargo floor and excellent visibility. Cons: The screen for the rear view camera is laughable due to its diminutive size. Value for money: Good What would I change?: Larger screen. Second side door. Next time you find yourself stuck in traffic take a lo ...
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Gallery: 6 modern cars that do retro right (and 4 that don’t)

Sep 12 2014 7:58am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Every part of a vintage car has a story to tell, whether it’s the wrinkles in a well-worn leather seat or the faded paint across a hood. No matter how you slice it, classic cars have each have a distinct character and style, something arguably missing from today’s cars. Or is it? Automakers constantly strive to capture and reinterpret classic designs. Sometimes, it’s really effective. Other times, not so much. That’s why we decided to take a ...
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China Fines Audi And Chrysler For Price Fixing

Sep 12 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

In a crackdown on monopoly behavior in the Chinese auto industry, regulators have found Audi and Chrysler guilty of price fixing of cars and spare parts. Both automakers were slapped with fines by China’s anti-monopoly regulator, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), mostly for the ...
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