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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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Dodge Challenger A/T Concept

Sep 1 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Now that the Hellcat engine and its 707 horsepower has been introduced, it’s safe to say the 2015 Challenger is the most powerful, factory-build muscle car. But while the ink is still wet on the Challenger Hellcat and its outstanding performance figures, a brand-new concept is here to give Chrysler’s muscle car a totally new meaning. Meet the Challenger A/T Concept, the all-terrain pony that could put a Jeep Wrangler to shame.Created by Joey Ruiter, the man behind sev ...
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Toyota Sienna

Aug 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler ...
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Fiat Chrysler sees New York stock market debut on Oct. 13

Aug 30 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles aims to list shares in the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. 13, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday, adding that a decision on any capital increase would be made at the ...
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Fiat Chrysler sees New York stock market debut on Oct. 13

Aug 30 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles aims to list shares in the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. 13, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday, adding that a decision on any capital increase would be made at ...
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Alfa dealers urged to offer luxury services

Aug 29 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group expects Alfa Romeo dealers to provide luxury services -- such as home pickup and delivery for repairs -- despite having only a handful of cars to ...
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2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak previewed

Aug 29 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Dodge, Racing Dodge and Mopar have never strayed far from success in drag racing, be it on run-what-you-brung nights at the local strip or at the highest levels of the sport. Hoping to both add to that heritage and capitalize on some of the media spotlight that's shown so brightly on the brand of late, Dodge has given us our first look at the 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag ...
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Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Test Vehicle by Mopar

Aug 29 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The second coming of the muscle car era in the late 2000s and early 2010s has brought about the reintroduction of factory-built drag cars. And Chrysler is no stranger to this realm. Hell, it’s Challenger Hellcat could hold its own against plenty of amateur dragsters, but for semi-pro and lower-level pro drag racing, you need a little more. This is where the Challenger Drag Pak comes in to play, and Chrysler and Mopar have just shown off the first test vehicle for this upcoming rig ...
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Fiat clears Chrysler merger hurdle

Aug 29 2014 2:39am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Fiat will spend less than the limit the carmaker set to buy shares from investors who opted to sell ahead of its merger with Chrysler Group, clearing a key hurdle before the deal can c ...
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This Expensive Part Has Hundreds Of Chrysler Owners Fuming

Aug 28 2014 4:43pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ever heard of a "Totally Integrated Power Module"? If you have lately, odds are it's because you're a Chrysler owner. The obscure-sounding part has reportedly meant expensive repairs for hundreds of owners, a class-action lawsuit, complaints to federal regulators and now an internal investigation by C ...
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Roam If You Want To: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Full Pricing Out

Aug 28 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The formula for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty straightforward: Mix four-doors and (usually) four-wheel drive with a family-size vehicle and a reasonably comfortable and well-appointed interior. The recipe has proved so enticing that the Grand Cherokee is now available in six levels of trim, putting the venerated nameplate within reach of almost any buyer. The most affordable entry gets Laredo badging. Priced at $30,590 for rear-wheel drive and $32,590 for the four-wheel-drive ver ...
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