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More Than 650,000 Chrysler Vehicles Recalled

In two separate press releases on Wednesday, Chrysler Group announced that they will be recalling more than 650,000 vehicles in the U.S. Chrysler Group says one recall affects about 442,000 of the following U.S. models: 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, Jeep Liberty and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro. The problem, according to Chrysler, is possible “faulty microcontrollers” that could negatively impact the performance of active head restraints during a crash. Active head restraints are designed to ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Has Limited Time to Respond to NHTSA Recall Request

The 2007 Jeep Liberty. (Chrysler Group Chrysler Group LLC has just a few more days to formally respond to a request from the government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs. On June 3, NHTSA asked Chrysler Group to voluntarily recall the vehicles. On June 4, Chrysler Group said it would not participate in a recall. NHTSA gave the automaker until June 18 to formally respond and explain why it would not comply with the ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Recalls 215k Vehicles

Dodge, Challenger, Chrysler Recall Chrysler Group has issued six different recalls across its four major brands, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep, for various issues. The total number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. is approximately 215,000. The largest recall affects about 119,497 vehicles, according to NHTSA. Affected models include 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 models built between April 11, 2011 and Dec. 14, 2011. A component of the model’s air bag wiring harness may be improperly sized, and ... continue reading»

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Buying "American" Could Mean Buying Foreign

In a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of those surveyed considered a product American if it was manufactured in the U.S. In the same survey released last week, 15 percent of those surveyed also named Ford as the most American company. "What many consumers don't know is that companies very traditionally seen as American, from GE to John Deere to Levi Strauss, outsource varying portions of their operations overseas, so it takes a lot of ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Tops Total Quality Study

A recent study conducted by Strategic Vision concludes that Volkswagen Group of America is the top automaker when it comes to total quality. Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Group also rank highly on this index, which measures how pleased customers are with their new vehicles based on several indicators of quality. One metric of total quality is Strategic Vision’s problem index measure, which analyzes reported problems with vehicles by automaker. Toyota Motor Sales led that portion of the study ... continue reading»

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