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Older Jeeps Recalled; Suspension Problem Could Cause Crash

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 325,000 older Jeep SUVs in North America to fix a suspension problem that could limit a driver’s control of the vehicles. The recall covers Liberty SUVs from the 2004 through 2007 model years. Fiat Chrysler says water can get into the rear lower control arms and cause rust and possibly cracks. That could hurt…

Lawsuits Accuse Automakers of Faulty Air Bags, Recall Delays

Three class actions filed Wednesday allege that General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes knew of problems with exploding Takata air bag inflators yet waited years to issue recalls. The lawsuits cite company documents obtained through previous lawsuits. The plaintiffs allege that automakers were informed of inflator defects during tests but delayed taking action. Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate…

Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall for Nearly 2 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly two million heavy duty Ram Pickups due to a mechanical problem. The problem could make it possible for a driver to inadvertently shift the truck out of park. Fiat-chrysler said in a press release it’s “aware of seven potentially related injuries and a small number of potentially related accidents.” The recall includes various types…

U.S. Says Fiat Chrysler used Software to Beat Emissions Tests

DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some diesel pickup trucks and Jeeps cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees have software that makes them perform differently during normal driving than during lab tests by Environmental Protection Agency. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All…