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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 278,222 trucks and SUVs over bad rear axles

    Chrysler has issued a recall of 278,222 light trucks and sport utility vehicles here in the United States. The reason: bad rear axles. Specifically, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rear axle pinion nut may lack a necessary adhesive patch, which could cause the ...

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    Auctions: eBay Finds of the Day: Brand-new, never registered 1987 Shelby Dodge Lancer and 1989 Shelby Dakota

    These days, the Shelby name is synonymous with Ford Mustang performance, but it wasn't always so. Carroll Shelby spent plenty of time decking the halls of Chrysler with quick versions of otherwise plebeian models, including the Dodge Dakota and Lancer. Most of those machines have returned to the ...

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    Official: Chrysler recalling 2009-2010 Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota pickups over axle pinion nut

    Chrysler is issuing a recall for the 2009 and 2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks due to improper installation of the rear axle pinion nut. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 44,300 trucks are affected by the recall, and there have been 12 ...

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    Report: Chrysler VP of product planning sees slot for small pickups

    "There is a vacuum left in the small pickup category," says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for in a new Detroit Free Press report. And as we all know, the automotive industry abhors a vacuum. Joe Veltri, VP of product planning for Chrysler, sees that vacuum as a ...

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    Report: Marchionne: "Better than 50% chance" next Ram Dakota going unibody, diesel Durango coming

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has big plans for the Ram Dakota. Inside Line spoke with Marchionne at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the besweatered executive said there is a good chance the next-generation Dakota will likely ride on a unibody chassis. That would mark a serious departure from ...

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    Say 'goodbye' to these cars and trucks for the new year

    As we prepare to flip our calendars from 2011 to 2012, it's time to say goodbye to a handful of vehicles that are being sent to the Great Parking Lot In The Sky before the 2012 model year completely takes hold. And while we're not exactly upset about having to bid farewell to things like the ...

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    Report: Chrysler to end Ram Dakota production on Tuesday

    Chrysler is officially killing the 2011 Ram Dakota this week, which the UAW fears may lead to nearly 150 hourly positions getting the chop. The move has already spelled the end for 39 temporary positions at Chrysler's Warren Truck Plant. Chrysler brass say they still haven't figured out who's ...

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    Report: Chrysler developing TR Ram Life Style Truck to compete with Honda Ridgeline

    Does the world need a competitor to the Honda Ridgeline? While sales figures of Honda's half-truck would lead us to believe consumers aren't clamoring for such a vehicle (Honda only sold 16,142 Ridgelines in all of 2010, barely more than the 13,047 Dakotas that Dodge moved), recent reports ...

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    Report: Ram still considering small unibody pickup

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    Chrysler is dropping more hints about an upcoming unibody pickup that would be positioned below the Dodge Dakota. You may recall that first word of the new small truck came back in November when Fred Diaz, CEO of Chrysler's newly-created ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #156

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    Editor Chris Paukert has apparently been bitten by the podcasting bug, and he once again joins Shunk and Roth for Episode #156 of the Autoblog Podcast. We dive right in to reminiscence about the recently finished Los Angeles ...

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    2008 Dodge Dakota priced from $20,080

    When the 2008 Dodge Dakota was unveiled in Chicago, we weren't sure what to think of the styling, but it was nice to see that Dodge's midsize pickup finally got serious with the V8 powerplant again. A 302-hp engine is great for speed and hauling, but a value price is what's going to move the Dakota ...

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    Chicago Preview: Dodge facelifts the Dakota for 2008

    The Dodge Dakota used to be a strong-seller in the mid-size pickup truck segment. It could even be argued that the first generation Dakota invented the mid-sized truck segment when it was introduced in the mid-'80s, being significantly larger than the Chevy S-10, Ford Ranger and other compact ...

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    NHTSA investigating 1.16 million Chrysler vehicles

    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday that it has authorized an engineering analysis of possible defects in 1.16 million minivans, SUVs and trucks from the Chrysler division of DaimlerChrysler. Targets of the investigation include front airbag crash sensors in ...


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