The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has become more aggressive in enforcing auto safety rules, and Fiat Chrysler and the industry will have to adjust, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
Chrysler recalled 1.5 million vehicles over a gas tank issue, but there are concerns that the solution may not go far enough and that the company is not moving fast enough.
The company is recalling Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups that were made between July 2005 and June 2006. Nearly 55,000 of them are in the U.S.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers vehicles from the 2005 model year.
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
Chrysler posts $611 million in third quarter earnings, expects to make around $2.5 billion for full year.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?