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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 Viper $15,000 Price Cut Boosts Monthly Sales by Nearly 200 Percent—to 108 Cars

Oct 22 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Last month’s decision by Dodge to slash prices on the face-melting Viper by $15,000 seems to be paying huge dividends: Sales of the car jumped by 184 percent in September. That doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing Dodge’s V-10 brute on every street corner, though. That huge percentage jump translates to 108 Vipers sold in September, up from 38 in August. The Viper has never been intended to sell in huge nu ...
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NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors

Oct 22 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original anno ...
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U.S. NHTSA expands Takata airbag recall to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 22 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected. The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. The original warning Monday c ...
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Honda Odyssey

Oct 22 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Honda Odyssey is a minivan that can seat up to eight passengers. It's one of the best choices in the minivan segment, a step ahead of rivals like the Nissan Quest and Kia Sedona--and on par with the Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Chrysler Town & Country. As minivans go, the Odyssey has t ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Michigan: The Winners!

Oct 22 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For our second 2014 LeMons race at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, we admired some of the greatest endurance-racin’ machines we’d ever seen on Friday, watched those machines duke it out in the rain on Saturday, and then watched the winners roar (or clatter, or coast) across the finish line on Sunday. Here are the trophy winners from the 2014 Where the Elite Meet To Cheat 24 Hours of LeMons. For the first seven seasons of LeMons racing, the Porsche ...
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Viper plant to reopen in mid-November

Oct 21 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler Group will restart the idled Conner Avenue plant in Detroit in mid-November to build the Dodge Vip ...
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Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator

Oct 21 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

General Motors and Toyota are expanding an airbag recall for the third time to replace inflators that could explode and shoot shrapnel during deployment. This latest recall is due to a still-undetermined problem affecting at least 10 manufacturers. Among Toyota-built products, the affected models are 2002–2005 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, plus the 2003–2005 Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe (the joint-venture clone of the Matrix). The latest Toyota recall covers 247,000 vehicles ...
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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 the 2014 version, but Chrysler says it's the "most-equipped entry Charge ...
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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 subsidiary infringed on its “Scat” trademark with its Scat Pack trim level for the C ...
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