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.
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.
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.
Ram is issuing three recalls that cover many of the company's pickups and affect over a million vehicles in the US alone.
Any real work on FCA's attempted merger with GM is likely to come after the Ferrari spinoff early next year.
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.
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.
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.
Harman believes that there aren't similar software vulnerabilities as the one in the Uconnect system that the company supplies to FCA.
NHTSA is closing an investigation into 4.7 million power modules in FCA vehicles and found no need for a recall in them.
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.
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.
Automakers are looking for retroactive emissions credits from the EPA for using stop/start, LED lights, and other tech already added to vehicles.
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.
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.
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.