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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

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

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

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Dodge Journey, Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country; 2016 Ram ProMaster

By Matt Schmitz on July 1, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 26,000 model-year 2015-16 Dodge Journey SUVs, Grand Caravan minivans and Chrysler Town & Country minivans, and model-year 2016 Ram ProMaster vans The Problem: Transmission pumps in the vehicles' six-speed automatic transmissions may not conform to specifications,… 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

FCA Moves Transmission Recall Up 'Several Months'

By Kelsey Mays on June 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is moving up an April 22 recall of vehicles with controversial electronic gear selectors to mitigate situations where drivers think their car is in Park, and get out, when it still isn't. Related: Electronic Gear… Read More

Viper Discontinued After 2017; Special Editions Commemorate 25-Year Run

By Joe Bruzek on June 22, 2016

CARS.COM — The last model year of Dodge's fire-breathing Viper supercar as we know it today will be 2017. Dodge is sunsetting the 645-horsepower sports coupe with five special editions to commemorate 25 years of production. Related: 2016 Dodge Viper… Read More

Electronic Gear Selector Issue Probed in Death of 'Star Trek' Actor

By Matt Schmitz on June 21, 2016

CARS.COM — Federal safety officials are urging owners of the more than 800,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles under recall for potential rollaway crashes to be certain their cars are in Park and the ignition turned off before getting out. The… Read More