Massive Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep recall over defective electronics

Chrysler has once again announced a massive recall concerning many vehicles in their respective brands, totaling over 840,000 vehicles in all. The latest Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep recall affects those with defective electronics in the head restraints. The vehicles affected are: 2011- 2013 Chrysler 200 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring 2011-2013 Dodge Avenger 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro 2011-2013 Jeep Liberty…

Chrysler decides to recall Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty after all

At the eleventh hour, Chrysler decided to recall their 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Libertys, bowing to the intense pressure applied from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whenever the NHTSA had recommended that Chrysler recall the SUVs for what they determine them to have a design flaw in the placement of the fuel tank, they had…

Chrysler recalls RAM trucks for faulty turn signals

Chrysler has announced that they will be recalling 30,197 of their 2013 RAM pickup trucks for faulty turn signals, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles affected were produced between September 9, 2012 and March 5, 2013. The trucks being recalled are: 2013 RAM 1500 2013 RAM 2500 2013 RAM 3500 The issues affects…

Chrysler’s Jeep recalls nearly 470,000 Grand Cherokees and Commanders

Chrysler Corporation has announced that they will be recalling over 469,000 of their Jeep SUVs for a potentially hazardous issue. The vehicles affected are: 2005 – 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2006 – 2010 Jeep Commander The main issue is that if the vehicle is started, it may shift into neutral. Neither Chrysler or the NHTSA were clear…

Chrysler recalls Dodge Dart for Powertrain Control Modules

Chrysler has announced a recall for their Dodge division’s 2013 Dart compact sedan, another one in a string of recalls over the past couple of months. More specifically, they will be recalling over 14,800 of the Fiat-based (Fiat is the majority shareholder of Chrysler) vehicle. The reason for the latest Chrysler recall has to do with the powertrain control modules (PCM)….

Jeep recall: over 630,000 vehicles worldwide

Chrysler’s Jeep division has announced today that they will be issuing two separate recalls, unrelated to the recent rejection of the NHTSA’s request to recall over 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees to reposition their fuel tanks. In all, over 630,000 vehicles are affected, with most of them being sold in the United States. The first…

Chrysler rejects U.S. safety regulator’s request for Jeep recall

In an unprecedented, yet risky move, the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker Chrysler announced that they will not be complying with the federal safety regulator’s Jeep recall request. The request comes after an investigation with the United States Transportation department, which has been conducted with the automaker for the past three years. More specifically, Chrysler stated that they…

Maserati recalls vehicles for rear tie-rod issues

In a rare move, Maserati North America announced that they will be recalling both vehicles in their lineup. More specifically, the 2005 – 2008 Quattroporte sedan, as well as the 2008 Granturismo coupe are being recalled for possible defective rear tie rod assemblies. Although the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C is being recalled as well, this vehicle is not sold…

NHTSA to close investigations for Ford, Jeep recalls

With both Ford and Chrysler’s Jeep recalls earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be closing their investigations into the Ford minivan and Jeep recalls, respectively. The Ford recall was for nearly 200,000 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and its corporate cousin, the Mercury Monterey (both vehicles have identical powertrain and major mechanical components), in order to…

Chrysler’s RAM division recalls trucks for coolant valve issue

Chrysler Corporation’s RAM Trucks (formerly a part of the Dodge division, having being separated into its own brand by Sergio Marchionne) has announced a recall for their 2013 RAM pickup truck. In all, only 498 trucks are being recalled. The newest issue concerns the coolant bypass valve, which could get stuck in a position that could prevent…