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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 50K Pacificas

Second-row seat belt can come unlatched during "extreme" maneuvering.

by on Sep.21, 2017

The Chrysler Pacifica is being recalled by FCA for a seat-belt problem.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 50,000 Chrysler Pacificas for seat belt issue that may crop up if the minivan is put through “extreme handling maneuvers.”

The second-row seat belt in 2017-18 model year Pacificas with the eight-passenger seating option can unbuckle, according to a new report issued by the automaker. The belt can unlatch in these conditions because the release button comes in contact with the adjacent buckle.

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The recall affects roughly 48,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 1,900 vehicles in Canada, FCA said in a statement. The problem was revealed during testing by the company and reported to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration in May. (more…)

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.33m Vehicles for Fire, Airbag Risks

Two separate problems announced Friday.

by on Jul.14, 2017

A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of the models recalled for a fire risk.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced two separate recalls on Friday that will cover 1.33 million vehicles worldwide.

The two issues involve potential fire risks in a variety of Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep models, as well as faulty airbags that have been fitted into Dodge and Fiat models. Most of the recalls involve vehicles sold in the U.S. market.

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The announcement by FCA comes at a time when the auto industry has been running record numbers of recalls, including one earlier in the week involving 2.7 million defective Takata airbags. The FCA airbag issue does not involve Takata devices, however.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Problem could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash.

by on Sep.16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler has recalled 1.9 million vehicles, including 2010-2012 Jeep Compasses, due to faulty airbags.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.9 million vehicles globally to fix a problem that could prevent airbags from deploying during a collision.

Of the vehicles involved, 1.4 million were sold in the U.S., but nearly 225,000 were sold in Canada and another almost another 285,000 in Mexico. The vehicles involved are a group of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancias from the 2010-2014 model years.

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The problem stems from a flawed “occupant restraint control module,” according to the automaker. It’s designed to work in concert with a wire harness to determine if the vehicle has been involved in a crash. If it doesn’t work, the airbags may not deploy and seat belt pretensioners could fail to retract. (more…)

Honda Recall, Stop-Sale Orders Impact 1.7 Mil New, Used Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 500,000 Dodge Chargers.

by on Feb.03, 2016

The 2016 Honda Civic with the 2.0-liter four cylinder engine is being recalled and is subject to a stop-sale.

Another day, another major recall, it seems – or in this case, three major recalls, including two from Honda. And the Japanese maker has also announced it is putting a stop-sale on a number of vehicles due to airbag and engine problems.

Separately, Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall covering more than 500,000 vehicles worldwide because they can fall off jacks when changing tires or performing other repairs.

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The latest safety actions come less than two weeks after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that recalls hit yet another record in 2015, manufacturers ordering repairs covering about 51.5 million vehicles. (more…)

Chrysler Will Buy Back – Then Resell — Vehicles Under Consent Order

Agreement actually could drive increased FCA sales.

by on Jul.27, 2015

About 193,000 of the Dodge, Chrysler and Ram trucks may be eligible for buyback.

As part of the consent order Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reached with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the maker will pay a record $105 million in fines and penalties – while also taking hundreds of thousands of recalled vehicles off the road.

In some cases, however, that may only be temporary. TheDetroitBureau.com has learned that the trans-Atlantic automaker intends to repair some of those vehicles and then resell them to the public. That could affect as many as 193,000 pickup trucks and SUVs, according to documents FCA has filed with NHTSA.

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“If we repurchase them we will resell them after performing the necessary service,” spokesman Eric Mayne told TheDetroitBureau.com, noting that was a step approved by federal regulators as part of the extensive consent order.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 350,000 Dodge Journeys

Loose engine cover could cause fire.

by on Jul.22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 350,000 Dodge Journeys due to a loose engine cover that could cause a fire.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 350,000 Dodge Journey crossovers due to a problem with the vehicle’s engine cover that could lead to a fire.

The covers can become dislodged and come in contact with exhaust components preventing them from moving. If that happens, it could cause a fire. The company has reports of three fires in Chile, involving one injury and no deaths.

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“In each case, the vehicle had been driven extensively on unpaved or uneven surfaces. The company is aware of a single related injury, described as minor,” Fiat Chrysler said in a statement. (more…)

Feds Slam Fiat Chrysler for Lax Safety Efforts

FCA “has not remedied vehicles in a reasonable time,” claims NHTSA.

by on Jun.19, 2015

A fire involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The recall for a potential safety problem has gone slowly.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been dragging its feet when it comes to safety problems, or so claims the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a new document released ahead of a public hearing on the issue.

The statement by federal regulators follows admissions by the automaker that it has been slow to handle repairs to vehicles covered by a recall linked to numerous vehicle fires. And it appears to be part of a broader crackdown on automotive safety in the wake of record recalls that saw more than 60 million vehicles impacted due to defects last year.

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“NHTSA has tentatively concluded that Fiat Chrysler has not remedied vehicles in a reasonable time and has not adequately remedied vehicles,” the NHTSA said in a document posted on its website ahead of a hearing to determine whether FCA met federal rules on properly reporting defects and then making repairs.

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Slow Jeep Repairs Could Create Problems for Fiat Chrysler

Only 4% of recalled Grand Cherokee models have been fixed.

by on Apr.14, 2015

Mandated repairs on 1.56 million recalled Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee SUVs are not being completed as quickly as expected.

This coming June will mark the second anniversary of a settlement between Chrysler and federal regulators that resulted in the recall of 1.56 million Jeeps due to a potential fire hazard.

But so far, only a tiny fraction of the vehicles covered by that service action – 4% of the Jeep Grand Cherokees and 27% of the Jeep Liberty models – have actually been brought in for repairs. By comparison, about 75% of the vehicles subject to recalls in the U.S. are typically repaired within 18 months.

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The slow response rate has generated concerns in Washington where Mark Rosekind, the new chief at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has been hinting the agency might re-open its investigation. (more…)

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Pickups

Faulty ignition lets trucks start without depressing clutch.

by on Dec.30, 2014

The 2005 Dodge Ram is part of a larger recall of 67,000 pickup trucks.

Fiat Chrysler is ending the “Year of the Recall” with a problem similar to issue that earned 2014 the nickname to begin with: an ignition problem.

The company is recalling about 67,000 pickups from model year 2006 and 2007. The trucks can be started without the clutch being depressed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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In May, the agency received a complaint about the death of a child due to the problem. According to the report, a child started a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 without using the clutch and the pickup moved forward hitting another child killing him. (more…)