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Recall Alert: 323,400 Chrysler Sedans, Ram Vans and Jeep SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 22, 2016


CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 323,400 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans, Ram ProMaster City vans and Jeep Renegade SUVs, and model-year 2014-15 Cherokee SUVs The Problem: An insufficient crimp in a wire harness may lead to a solenoid fault code that… Read More

Recall Alert: 323,400 Chrysler Sedans, Ram Vans and Jeep SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 323,400 model-year 2015 Chrysler 200 sedans, Ram ProMaster City vans and Jeep Renegade SUVs, and model-year 2014-15 Cherokee SUVs The Problem: An insufficient crimp in a wire harness may lead to a solenoid fault code that… Read More

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Still Selling Cars With Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators, Report Finds

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari join the list of automakers that have admitted they still use the most problematic Takata airbag inflators in new cars, according to a new U.S. Senate report. The report, issued July 20 by the Senate's… 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

Dodge Dart Production Ends in September

By Fred Meier on July 15, 2016

CARS.COM — In January, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne said the company would "withdraw" the  Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans from the market "over a prolonged period of time" as FCA shifts focus to more popular trucks and SUVs. Now… 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

2014 Dodge Ram, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Engine Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 11, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: The engine may shudder under acceleration, or it may feel as if the vehicle is driving over rumble strips on a smooth roadway. This could be due to faulty design of the exhaust valves that causes carbon… Read More

My Car Is Recalled, But There's No Fix Yet: What Do I Do?

By Fred Meier on July 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The death of a young actor in June spotlighted an increasingly common issue for car owners: Your car faces a recall for a safety defect, but there's no fix yet. The question: Do you drive a car with… Read More

NHTSA Probe Into FCA's Electronic Shifter Tallies 68 injuries, 266 crashes

By Fred Meier on June 29, 2016

CARS.COM — A report by federal regulators out this week links 68 injuries and 266 crashes to a confusing electronic automatic transmission shifter in some Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and SUVs. Related: Cars.com Editors Sound Off on Electronic Gear Shifters That's… Read More

Where Have All the Grands Gone?

By Aaron Bragman on June 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Some nameplates last a long, long time. Witness the Ford Mustang, around since 1964. Or the Chevrolet Suburban, the longest running nameplate in the world at 81 years old. But some nameplates burn brightly and then fade from… Read More