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Strike looms for FCA workers as soon as Wednesday night

Some UAW members at FCA US could go on strike as soon as Wednesday night if a deal or contract extension isn't in place to avert it. Both sides are still negotiating, though.

Official
FCA US under-reported death and injury claims to NHTSA

NHTSA says that flaws in the FCA US Early Warning Report data resulted in under-reported death and injury claims. The automaker says that it told the regulator as soon as the problem came to light.

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FCA workers get raises, health care co-op in new UAW deal

The UAW's pending deal with FCA US retains the two-tier worker system but gives raises to them both. The agreement also creates a healthcare co-op to fight rising costs.

Recalls
Three Ram recalls affect more than a million pickups

Ram is issuing three recalls that cover many of the company's pickups and affect over a million vehicles in the US alone.

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Marchionne's FCA-GM merger might come after Ferrari spinoff

Any real work on FCA's attempted merger with GM is likely to come after the Ferrari spinoff early next year.

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Detroit 3 and UAW could create healthcare pool

The Big Three and UAW are negotiating on a way to reduce ballooning healthcare costs by possibly creating a pool among the active workers at Ford, GM, and FCA US. UAW President Dennis Williams came up with the idea.

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FCA's Pentastar V6 gets more power, efficiency for 2016

Launches in Jeep Grand Cherokee

FCA is giving the Pentastar V6 a raft of upgrades for 2016 to boost fuel economy by six percent, lower weight by four pounds and increase low-end torque by 15 percent.

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Jeep Wrangler to remain in Toledo, get a pickup version

Cherokee Production Moving To Michigan Or Illinois

Production of the Jeep Wrangler is remaining in Toledo, OH, and it's due to get a pickup version in 2017 or 2018. Cherokee assembly, however, is moving elsewhere.

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Marchionne may stay with FCA until 2020

Sergio Marchionne might push back his retirement a few years to stay at the top of FCA until 2020, but he's already considering possible replacements.

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FCA to appeal reduced judgment in Georgia Jeep case

FCA is appealing the already reduced $40 million judgment against the company in Georgia where a four-year-old boy died in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire.

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Supplier says Jeep Cherokee hack only affects FCA cars

Harman believes that there aren't similar software vulnerabilities as the one in the Uconnect system that the company supplies to FCA.

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Alfa SUV on pace for 2016 launch

Alfa Romeo's crossover is on track for its 2016 debut, with sales starting late that year in the US. The CUV reportedly shares its platform with the Giulia sedan.

Followup
NHTSA closes investigation on 4.7M FCA power modules, no recall

NHTSA is closing an investigation into 4.7 million power modules in FCA vehicles and found no need for a recall in them.

Recalls
Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont engine-cover recall affects 350k CUVs

The 2011-2015 Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont are covered under a recall to secure their engine covers from getting loose. The campaign covers 349,731 of the crossovers worldwide. The loose parts under the hood can be a fire hazard if they get too hot.

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FCA may sell off Magneti Marelli

FCA is rumored to be considering selling off parts supplier Magneti Marelli, possibly for around $3.3 billion. Such a deal likely wouldn't come until after the Ferrari IPO, though.

Recalls
FCA adds 88k Dodge Challengers to Takata inflator recall

FCA US is adding 88,000 examples of the 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger to the Takata inflator recall. The company recently conducted an audit of its affected vehicles and discovered that these coupes also needed the repair for the driver's side.

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Should reflective paint earn automakers EPA credits?

Automakers are looking for retroactive emissions credits from the EPA for using stop/start, LED lights, and other tech already added to vehicles.

Recalls
164K Jeep Cherokees recalled to protect liftgate from moisture

FCA is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokees with power liftgates to shield the controls. It's possible for moisture to get into the area and cause a short circuit. The automaker discovered the problem while investigating a fire in one of the SUVs.

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Honda poised for growth, Detroit to hold steady, Car Wars study says

The 2015 Car Wars forecast predicts sales in the US to peak at 20 million vehicles in 2018, and Honda is poised to be the big winner in market share.

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Ram, Jeep redesigns on hold, Alfa Romeo models may come sooner

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.

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