FCA adds 1.6M vehicles to Takata airbag recall

11 Jan
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow JacketFiat-Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday added 1.6 million more vehicles to the recall of defective Takata airbag inflators. FCA said this is the fourth and final phase of scheduled recalls for the faulty inflators. In the latest round of recalls, FCA will replace the passenger side airbag inflators sourced from Takata. Like all other Takata...

13,000 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Fiat vehicles recalled over stall risk

27 Aug
2018 Jeep RenegadeA defective voltage regulator buried in the engine computer in 13,000 2017-2019 model year vehicles built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) may cause them to stall or not start. FCA, which makes the wide range of recalled crossover SUVs, coupes, sedans, and pickup trucks, said last week that it will recall them to replace the vehicles' powertrain...

154,000 Dodge, Jeep crossover SUVs and minivans recalled over brake issue

23 Aug
2019 Jeep CherokeeAn improperly manufactured brake system prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday to recall about 154,000 minivans and crossover SUVs in order to replace their brake fluid. The recall affects two Jeeps and two Dodges built in the spring of 2018: the 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018 Dodge Journey, 2019 Jeep Cherokee, and 2018-2019 Jeep...

Sergio Marchionne, who merged Fiat and Chrysler, dies at 66

25 Jul
Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne, the man credited with saving post-bankruptcy Chrysler by merging the Detroit automaker with Italian-giant Fiat, died Wednesday. He was 66. Marchionned died after "unexpected complications" during shoulder surgery in Switzerland. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Saturday that Marchionne would step down immediately as CEO of...

Long-term plans for Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati hinge on tech-heavy future

1 Jun
Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports carNearly 15 years after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne took the reins of the global automaker, the only consistent force within the company has been change. On Friday, Marchionne and other FCA executives outlined a broad plan to focus heavily on worldwide sales of Jeep, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati, while letting other brands such as...

Self-service? Waymo’s self-driving cars head to AutoNation for fleet maintenance

3 Nov
Waymo self-driving prototypeWaymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans may soon drive themselves to AutoNation when they need servicing. The largest auto dealer in the U.S. inked a multi-year service deal with Google's spinoff to maintain its self-driving test fleet, in a move that represents a potential statement of intent for both companies. As part of...

Fiat Chrysler says nobody’s trying to buy its brands

6 Sep
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackhawkDespite consistent rumors swirling around a potential sale of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Italian-American automaker says that it doesn’t have any offers to consider at the moment. That’s the official word from CEO Sergio Marchionne, who spoke to the media while attending the Formula One Italian Grand Prix last weekend. Marchionne...