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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling nearly half a million vehicles with active head restraints
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    Chrysler has announced that it will recall roughly 490,000 vehicles around the globe due to a potential active head-restraint problem. The problem is being blamed on "potentially faulty microcontrollers" that may keep the vehicles' anti-whiplash active safety feature from working properly. Chrysler says it has no knowledge of any accidents or injuries ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling over 200k vehicles across its brands
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    With more than 200,000 units across six separate recalls and almost all of its brands, it appears that Chrysler has officially jumped headfirst into the recall pool this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued three official recalls for the automaker, and The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker itself has announced ...

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    Chrysler recalling 11,000 new vehicles over steering concern *UPDATE
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    Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control. The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles: Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 convertible Chrysler Town and Country Dodge Avenger Dodge Caliber Dodge Grand ...

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    Report: New Jeep Liberty on the way in 2012; Dodge Nitro replacement uncertain
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    Chrysler has been mighty busy these past few months. The Auburn Hills, MI-based automaker has launched all-new versions of the Dodge Durango and Charger, the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. That's a very full product onslaught, yet Team Pentastar also found the time to give thorough (if overdue) refreshes to most of the other vehicles in its ...

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    Report: Marchionne admits Dodge Nitro "needs to be replaced"
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    Some might argue that the Dodge Nitro was ready for replacement, oh, about the day after it was first released back in 2006. If that's the case, then Dodge's midsize sport utility vehicle is certainly well past its sell-by date now that our calendars tell us we're sitting in 2011. Apparently, nobody knows that truth better than Chrysler chief Sergio ...

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    Report: Chrysler delays planned expansion of Toledo plant
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    It's no secret that Chrysler's future plans are in a constant state of flux right now. After all, the automaker just went through a ridiculously fast bankruptcy where bits and pieces were shed before stewardship was handed over to Italy's Fiat. It's only natural that Chrysler's new management would need some time to get itself organized. According to The ...

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    Dodge recalling 22,000 2010MY trucks, SUVs over brake issue
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    Chrysler has found a defect with certain 2010 Dodge Nitro, Dodge Ram 1500, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler models that could hinder braking. An improper flare on a brake tube that connects the master cylinder to the hydraulic control unit is being blamed for the problem. The HCU is part of the anti-lock braking system, and the faulty flare may leak and ...

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    Dodge stops selling Nitro, Caliber in UK
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    Here in their homeland, the Dodge Caliber and Nitro can't get much lovin' from critics, but parent Chrysler has gone and kicked the two models right out of the UK altogether. Hitting up Dodge.co.uk shows but a single vehicle, the Journey, for sale in Blighty. Even the seven-passenger MPV, seemingly well suited to the UK market, has been struggling to ...

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    Dodge pulls fuel-efficient Caliber, not-so-fuel-efficient Nitro from UK market
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    Dodge has decided to pull the plug on the Caliber in the UK, a decision that has been downplayed quite a bit. As Dodge tries to quietly withdraw the compact car, we can't help but recall that the company was thrilled to introduce a new diesel engine for the Caliber in Europe less than a year ago. The engine brought high efficiency to the Caliber with a ...

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    Recall issued for potential brake failure on 2010 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles
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    The problem in question involves a retaining clip for the brake booster input rod – part of the brake hydraulics – which could be either be deformed or missing entirely. In such cases, the brakes could fail entirely and, suffice it to say, cause a crash. If you own one of these 24,000 vehicles, the government agency advises that you contact ...

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    Detroit 2010: Dodge Nitro Detonator is massively yellow
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    Dodge is rolling out three special edition Nitros here at the Detroit Auto Show named Heat, Detonator and Shock. For now, we're focusing on the Detonator, a massively loud yellow mid-size SUV. Aside from the eye-scorching paint, the Nitro Detonator gets standard 20-inch wheels, eight premium speakers hooked into a 368-watt amp plus a nine-inch subwoofer. ...

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    Dodge announces upgraded lineup for 2010 including Nitro Detonator
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    A few weeks ago, everyone, including us, was wondering when The Chrysler Group was going to have anything new to show us at next week's Detroit Auto Show. You can look at the latest news about potential Ram models, Chrysler's special editions and Dodge's just-unveiled offerings either as wheezing gasps, or signs of pointing in the right direction. Since ...

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    Dodge recalling nearly 85k 2007 Nitro models over failing wiper concern
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    Roughly 85,000 2007 Dodge Nitros are being recalled for a windshield wiper issue. Use of the delay settings could lead to the wiper not working at all in any setting. The recall is expected to begin this month, and dealers will repair the wiper mechanism and software for free. For further information you can read the press release after the jump or ...

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    New for Chrysler in 2010: Not much
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    Chrysler's in a tough spot right now. The beleaguered automaker survived the Daimler fiasco only to be picked up by an indifferent Cerberus team before ultimately ending up in bankruptcy court. Chrysler came out of those proceedings with a new dance partner in Fiat, and while the new company has a healthier balance sheet, a lack of funding has left the ...

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    Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty to merge into one vehicle
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    News out of Toledo is that Chrysler plans to drop either the Jeep Liberty or the Dodge Nitro within four years and merge the two vehicles into one. These two 'utes are built on the same exact platform, use basically the same engines and are built in the same Toledo plant. There is no good reason for both of them to exist, which makes us wonder why they ever ...

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    Toledo Jeep workers to get four more weeks of "vacation"
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    click above to view more high-res pics of the 2008 Jeep LibertyEmployees at Jeep's factory in Toledo, Ohio reported back to work this week after two months of mandatory downtime. The good news is that they still have their jobs; the bad news is that they've been told to expect another four weeks off before the end of the year. This time, however, the ...

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    Chrysler No. 56 on 101 Dumbest Moments in Business list
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    Fortune has called the notorious, dog-frying Dodge Nitro commercial done by BBDO Netherlands the 56th Dumbest Moment in Business. If you initially missed this story and are jjust hearing about the spot for the first time, you might think Fortune iseither picking on Chrysler or that it was an exceedingly smart year for business, because how could a car ...

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    Volvo enlists valets to understand its clientele
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    The new Volvo slogan gleaned from hours of interviews with valets and Volvo owners: "Life is better lived together." When Volvo's new ad agency, Arnold Worldwide, went looking for a Volvo message that went beyond safety, it started with valets and parking attendants. They told Arnold that Volvo owners are friendly, generous, travel in company, and use ...

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    Killing a dog with a Nitro wasn't such a good idea after all
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    When an ad agency supporting Chrysler's Netherlands Market Performance Center created a viral ad for the Dodge Nitro that depicted a dog being electrocuted by the vehicle, they were so smitten with their work that they decided to put it on YouTube. The timing of the spot couldn't be any worse here in the US, where dog cruelty is making front page news. ...

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    It's Dodge Nitro vs. dog in "shocking" new viral
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    The Dodge Nitro may not be flying off dealer lots right now, but at least the mid-size SUV's advertising campaign has taken on a life of its own. You probably remember the commercial in which the owner of a Nitro gives a motorist a jump, only to blow his car sky-high. Someone has cooked up a viral spot in which a dog that tries to do his business on a ...

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