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Chrysler Recalls More Than 50,000 Jeep and Ram Models

2013 Ram 1500 Chrysler Group is recalling 45,961 Ram 1500 trucks in the U.S. due to a software issue that can disable the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The recall affects 2013 model-year trucks with four-wheel drive. ESC systems use sensors to detect when a vehicle is losing control, and then helps the driver maintain control by applying the brakes to certain wheels to keep the car moving along its intended path. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “A ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Model News, Ram 1500

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Promises Best-in-Class Fuel Economy

2014 Ram 1500 Diesel engine options have long been a mainstay for heavy-duty pickup trucks, but until now, diesel power has never been offered in the half-ton truck segment. That changes with the 2014 Ram 1500. Chrysler Group announced last week details for the EcoDiesel engine option for the Ram 1500. Chrysler Group hasn’t given any specific fuel economy estimates yet, but it expects the Ram 1500 with the EcoDiesel to be more fuel-efficient than any gasoline V6-powered half-ton pickup truck available ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Ram 1500, diesel

Chrysler Recalls More Than 300,000 Jeep and Ram Vehicles in U.S.

2010 Jeep Commander Chrysler is recalling about 295,000 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees in the United States for software issues that affect the transmission, as well as approximately 5,330 Jeep Wranglers to install a dust shield and 498 Ram 1500s for windshield defrosting and defogging problems. The largest recall concerns 2006-2009 Jeep Commanders and 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokees. A software error means the transmission could shift from park into neutral when the driver starts up the vehicle. This could allow the ... continue reading»

Tags: Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Model News, Ram 1500, Jeep Recall, Ram Recall

Cadillac ATS, RAM 1500 Win Car and Truck of the Year Awards

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit feels like a hometown press show, and some in the automotive press are calling this year's North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards a win for Detroit. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was named North American Car of the Year and the Ram 1500 was named North American Truck of the Year. The ATS was up against the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion, while the 1500 was competing with the ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Cadillac ATS, Ram 1500, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

2013 Ram 1500, SRT Viper to Have Built-in Cellular Connection

Chrysler Group is offering a new infotainment feature in its 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 SRT Viper models that essentially offers wireless hotspot access by using a cellular connection that’s built into the vehicle.  The system, called Uconnect Access, utilizes a cellular connection provided by Sprint and voice recognition software, which allows drivers to send a text message, make a phone call or use the navigation system without taking their hands off the wheel. In a press release, Sprint ... continue reading»

Tags: Car Tech, Model News, Ram 1500, SRT Viper

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