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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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Recall Alert: 226,000 Nissan, Infiniti Sedans and SUVs

Jul 28 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: More than 226,000 model-year 2002-03 Nissan Maxima sedans and Pathfinder SUVs, and Infiniti I35 sedans and QX4 SUVs, as well as 2002-04 Nissan Sentra sedans and 2003 Infiniti FX crossovers The Problem: A defect in the passenger-side front airbag could produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment; this could result in metal fragments striking and seriously injuring oc ...
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Five discontinued cars we’ll miss (and five we won’t)

Jul 28 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

As the saying goes, nothing good lasts forever. It’s an unfortunate facet of life that applies to stuff like KFC’s Double Down sandwich, your favourite shirt and cars. Some nameplates have been around for decades, while others have their plugs pulled at some point due to slow sales. Yes, it’s the very reason why we’ve lost countless cars we’ve loved. Whenever it happens, a part of us hurts when we find o ...
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2015 Chrysler 200

Jul 28 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chrysler 200 is the automaker's mid-size sedan, and it's brand-new this year. Last year's model was little more than a rental-fleet special; now, Chrysler wants its 200 to be a leader in styling, safety, and image. The new 200 sedan makes major strides in that direction (the 200 convertible has ...
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Dodge Viper SRT

Jul 28 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Dodge Viper saga began in 1991, when Chrysler introduced the semi-supercar commonly known as the modern-day Cobra. The production model was based on a concept car showcased in 1989 and carried an 8.0-liter, V-10 engine under its long hood. Sold as a roadster at first, the Viper gained a coupe version in 1996, when the second-gen car was unveiled. Numerous upgrades were implemented until 2010, including a displacement increase to 8.3 liters and an output update to more than 500 ...
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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Coming, Complete With 707 Horsepower

Jul 28 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Dodge gave us an early look at its redesigned 2015 Charger muscle sedan at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April, but the automaker is yet to reveal the high-performance SRT version. During the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles five-year strategy announcement earlier in the year, we learned that a new Charger ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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24 Hours of LeMons Chicago: Many Porsches, Many Former Winners, and a BMW-Powered Geo

Jul 25 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back in the Midwest once again, for the fifth visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to the Autobahn Country Club and this year’s running of the Doin’ Time In Joliet race. With more than a hundred teams entered, we’ve got a total of five former overall LeMons winners on the premises (a Camaro, two BMW E30s, a 300ZX, and an MR2) and many more potential contenders. You can read LeMons Supreme Court Ju ...
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Super Charger: Dodge’s 707-hp Hellcat V-8 is Headed for the Charger Sedan

Jul 25 2014 5:53pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

2015 Dodge Charger R/T The whompin’, stompin’, 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 from the Challenger SRT Hellcat appears poised to make its way into another Dodge’s engine bay. Anyone surprised? The Hellcat’s second application has been given away in papers filed with the Society of Automotive Engineers that describe engine data for a Hellcat-powered Dodge Charger sedan. For those keen on cold, bizarre-soundi ...
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3 days ago

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Shooting Brake Rendered: Can You Say “Instant Obsession?”

Jul 25 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

From the fantasy files come these renderings of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat shooting brake, whipped up by the same artist that dreamed up the heart-stopping Jaguar F-Type shooting brake a few months ago. And now that we’ve seen how the sensational Challenger Hellcat would look with a bit more back, we’re obsessed. First, let’s ponder the benefits of this body style: You could haul a set of drag slicks ...
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3 days ago

On The Road: Gorgeous Goat

Jul 25 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

When Calgarian Curtis Smith dragged home a basketcase 1966 Pontiac GTO, his wife Sheree Wittman gave him an ultimatum: The car couldn’t be a multi year project. “Finish it in two years, or find another wife,” Smith says she told him. Thankfully, Smith had a good set of tools to help him. Several years ago, Smith inherited a full complement of Snap-On wrenches, sockets and other hand tools from his late fathe ...
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3 days ago

Car Review: 2014 Dodge Dart GT

Jul 25 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

There is an awful lot of variety out there in the automotive world, as consumers can select from minute micro-cars to gigantic leviathan SUVs. However, there is still a large segment of the Canadian population that just wants to put a small automobile in the driveway. Canadians love small cars. This posed a real problem for Chrysler when the company chose to replace its venerable Dodge Neon (later SX 2.0) with a rather bland crossover called the Caliber for 2006. The Caliber was ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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