NHTSA is investigating the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for rolling away while the transmission is in Park. Five crashes and three injuries are reported in the 14 claims to the government agency.
Trackhawk Reportedly Confirmed, We Explain Why It Hasn't Happened Already
Let's get one thing straight: We want a 707-hp Grand Cherokee Hellcat to happen. Badly. A report from Motor Authority has us hopeful, but building the super Jeep won't be as simple as some might think.
FCA is allegedly pushing back the launch of around a dozen vehicles in the US, including the next-gen Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler. Alfa Romeo might see more products come to market even more quickly, though.
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.
A previous recall issued for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango may not have been enough to fix an electrical problem that could lead to a fire, prompting the NHTSA to open a new investigation into the matter.
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.
SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies
The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).
Jeep is still working to install trailer hitches on recalled 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty to make them safer in rear collisions. The company says it is working to notify owners in new ways to get them to bring their vehicles in, but fix rates are reportedly low and deaths are still being reported in unrepaired recalled vehicles.
This last-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 does things that SUVs just shouldn't be able to do, like win drag races against tuned Nissan GT-R and BMW M3 coupes. Granted, the owner isn't coming into this fight with a stock Jeep – far from it. In addition to twin turbos whistling away, he says the engine is a 449-cubic-inch V8, which is nearly 7.4 liters of displacement.