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Sergio Marchionne says that the next Jeep Wrangler is not fully aluminum, which might keep production in Toledo, OH. Also, the company is working with NHTSA to fully comply with the agency's requests for the upcoming public hearing.

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FCA is promoting Pietro Gorlier, its global Mopar boss, to the role of chief operating officer for components. He will report directly to Sergio Marchionne.

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FCA boss Sergio Marchionne says that the Jeep Renegade has a software issue that affects its powertrain, and the compact crossovers are being held from dealers until the problem is fixed.

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NHTSA and the US Department of Transportation are holding a public hearing on July 2 into FCA US' response to 20 recalls from between 2013 and 2015. The Feds are also requiring the automaker to submit detailed documents about each of these campaigns by June 1.

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A miscalibrated speed limiter has caused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall a small number of Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs with dualie axles and Hemi V8s, along with a second recall for Dodge Challengers to have their airbags rebolted.

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Four FCA US assembly plants, all of the engine factories, and many transmission-building sites are staying open all summer to keep up with demand. Usually there would be a two-week summer shutdown during the year.

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FCA is expanding its airbag software recall on the 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee by an additional 68,593 vehicles worldwide. If crossovers experience a sudden change in angle that upset their balance, the side airbags can potentially deploy.

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Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is fighting back after a jury awarded a "grossly excessive" settlement in the case of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee crash.

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Reports say a worker was crushed in a press at the water treatment facility at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit early this morning.

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FCA US is offering a completely free college education to all of its dealership employees through a partnership with Strayer University called Degrees@Work. The workers can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in a variety of subjects.

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FCA still plans to launch Ferrari's IPO in the third quarter of 2015, but is delaying distributing the rest of the stock to current shareholders until early 2016. The decision lets FCA claim some of the Prancing Horse's profits in 2015.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted strong financial numbers in the first quarter. The results were especially helped by strong performance in the NAFTA region.

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The 2006 Jeep Wrangler and Liberty, as well as the Dodge Viper, represent of the bulk of the vehicles being recalled.

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FCA will likely stick with its original plan and won't put more than 10 percent of Ferrari shares on the market during the Italian sports-car company's IPO later this year, according to Sergio Marchionne.

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Australia and New Zealand will get to experience some of America's big pickups starting in October when exports of the Ram 2500 and 3500 from the US will begin there. The local importer will convert them to right-hand drive before they go on sale.

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Toledo, OH is doing all that it can to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in its boundaries, but the biggest issue facing the plant may be insurmountable, no matter how desperately the city wants to keep the Wrangler local.

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The Dodge Viper is getting a small voluntary recall because moisture can get into the door-handle assembles and potentially cause a short circuit in the electronic switches that control the door latches.

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A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million in damages in the case of a fire in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee where a child died. FCA US is responsible for 99 percent of that and is still deciding whether to appeal.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has nameed Ralph Gilles as head of design for the entire group and put him on its executive council, with former Fiat and Pininfarina design chief Lorenzo Ramaciotti set to retire.

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FCA has been spied performing cold-weather tests on a midsize pickup. Despite a lot of camouflage, the model is believed to be a future competitor to global trucks like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.

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