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FCA Sales Streak Stalls With Automaker's Revised Formula

By Jennifer Newman on July 26, 2016


CARS.COM — Facing questions on its sales reporting method, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use a new formula to report its monthly sales, the automaker said in a press release Tuesday. Under this new methodology, the automaker's sales gain streak, which… Read More

FCA Sales Streak Stalls With Automaker's Revised Formula

By Jennifer Newman on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Facing questions on its sales reporting method, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will use a new formula to report its monthly sales, the automaker said in a press release Tuesday. Under this new methodology, the automaker's sales gain streak, which… Read More

FCA Sales-Reporting Lawsuit Escalates to Federal Probe

By Matt Schmitz on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — A lawsuit by a suburban-Chicago car dealership alleging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid off dealers to help the automaker inflate its monthly sales numbers has now ballooned into a federal investigation. The Associated Press is reporting that both… Read More

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Review

By Brian Wong on July 14, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider excels as a touring roadster, with a smooth manual transmission and a turbocharged engine that provides plenty of passing and climbing power. And when the road gets curvy, the 124 remains a willing and… Read More

FCA Enlists Hackers to Find its Cars' Tech Weaknesses

By Matt Schmitz on July 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Rather than waiting around for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities in the cloud-connected features of its cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is paying them to do it. The automaker today announced its new partnership with crowd-sourced "bug bounty" platform Bugcrowd,… Read More

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

Video: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Autocross

By Brian Wong on June 14, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth gets a slew of upgrades over the other trim levels, including a rear limited-slip differential, sportier suspension and optional Brembo brakes. This makes it better suited to quick-handling maneuvers like the ones… Read More

Video: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider and 2016 Mazda Miata Go Head to Head

By Brian Wong on June 13, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider has a lot in common with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but there are enough differences between the two when it comes to style and driving dynamics to separate them. The 124 Spider finds… Read More

2017 Fiat 124 Spider and 2016 Mazda Miata: Head-to-Head

By Brian Wong on June 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Ever since we heard that Fiat was going to bring back the 124 Spider nameplate and that it would be based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, we've been chomping at the bit to put them up… Read More

Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Fiat 500e

By Jennifer Newman on May 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 17,000 model-year 2013-16 Fiat 500e battery-electric hatchbacks manufactured from March 22, 2012, to Jan. 29, 2016 The Problem: The power inverter module may experience spikes in voltage, causing the propulsion system to shut down, which can… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012-2016 Fiat 500

By Tom Torbjornsen on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 39,000 model-year 2012-16 Fiat 500 hatchbacks with manual transmissions; vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines are not affected. The Problem: An investigation determined that certain vehicles are subject to clutch travel that may exceed design parameters. Over… Read More