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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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Chrysler Launches Its Own Ignition Switch Recall

Jul 22 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
GM has been in the news for most of 2014 due to numerous recalls covering millions of vehicles for faulty ignition switches. Now, another major automaker is launching a recall over similar issues. Related: More Details on GM's Latest — and Largest — Ignition-Related Recall Late today, Chrysler announced a recall covering approximately 650,000 Jeeps in the U.S. and nearly 800,000 worldwide for an ignition switch that could fail i ...
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Chrysler Recalls Nearly 800,000 SUVs For Ignition Switch Issues

Jul 22 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Massive ignition switch -related recalls: all the kids are doing it. Even Chrysler, who today announced the recall of 792,300 older Jeep models worldwide to fix some very familiar ignition switch issues.Re ...
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Chrysler recalls older Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees for ignition switch

Jul 22 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler CEO Marchionne Addresses Company's 2014 Investor Day
Chrysler Group will recall as many as 792,300 2006-07 Jeep Commanders and 2005-06 Jeep Grand Cherokees globally to fix ignition switches that could be knocked out of the 'on' position, causing a stall and possible loss of power to the. ...
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New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

Jul 22 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler CEO Marchionne Addresses Company's 2014 Investor Day
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim bes ...
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New F-150 will improve fuel economy, but can it best Ram 1500?

Jul 22 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Chrysler CEO Marchionne Addresses Company's 2014 Investor Day
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fu ...
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2015 Dodge Challenger V-6 First Drive: Updated Visuals, Hardware Make It More of a Challenger

Jul 22 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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From the “how ’bout that?” department comes this interesting fact: Dodge Challenger retail sales have doubled since its early days on the market in 2009, according to Dodge. This is in spite of the car receiving basically zero visual updates to its 1970-inspired styling and packing a cut-buck interior dating back to the dark days of DaimlerChrysler. Furthermore, roughly half of those Challengers have been equipped with—bless their hearts—a V-6. READ MORE ...
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Father-son team grows close by building tuned Porsche

Jul 21 2014 6:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Mark McGrath "Sing For Your Supper" Photo Op
Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Porsche We've seen several heartwarming videos of kids bonding over cars with their parents, whether racing together or giving them as gifts. The story of Leh Keen and his father McGrath, though, is somewhat different. Not many dads are looking for a vehicle quite this mental. As Leh tells it, his dad saw a video online of one of the wild Por ...
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Father-son team grows close by building tuned Porsche

Jul 21 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Mark McGrath "Sing For Your Supper" Photo Op
Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Porsche We've seen several heartwarming videos of kids bonding over cars with their parents, whether racing together or giving them as gifts. The story of Leh Keen and his father McGrath, though, is somewhat different. Not many dads are looking for a vehicle quite this mental. As Leh tells it, his dad saw a video online of one of the wild Porsches from Japanese tuner Rauh-Welt Begriff and decided that he n ...
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Is Ram Bringing The Dakota Small Pickup Truck Back, On A Fiat Platform?

Jul 21 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
At least one awkwardly-lifted and heavily camo'ed Fiat Strada has been spotted testing in Michigan, with what looks like the shape of a Ram grille blocked out on the face. Could a new Dakota be the next utilization of Chrysler's "relationsh ...
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Summer of Ram: Week 1 with the 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel

Jul 21 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Derek McNaughton is driving a 2014 Ram EcoDiesel for a month this summer as part of a long-term road test. Here is his impressions after week one. The South Frontenac lake is legendary for its Large Mouth Bass. Isolated, private and silent save for a few loons, the tiny Ontario lake purportedly yields some impressively fat fish from its deep dark waters. The only problem is access, obtained via swamps a ...
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