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Followup
Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X finally on the way to dealers

FCA US has fixed the problem that paused deliveries of the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The vehicles had VINs that couldn't be recognized by some computer systems.

Teased
SRT teases hybrid Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo concept [w/video]

SRT is the latest to create a Vision Gran Turismo concept for the PlayStation 3 game. The designers call their creation the Tomahawk, and it's a single-seat, hybrid performance car that can deploy a massive amount of active aero at the rear.

Report
FCA cuts powertrain warranties to 60k miles

FCA US is citing industry practices as the reason for cutting its powertrain warranty to five years or 60,000 miles. The change affects gasoline-fueled, 2016 model year vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Trucks.

Report
Marchionne defends FCA recalls, says Wrangler won't be all-aluminum

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.

Official
Mopar boss promoted at FCA, still runs Mopar

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.

Report
Jeep Renegade sales being held due to powertrain issue [UPDATE]

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.

Official
NHTSA questions FCA's reaction to recalls, will hold public hearing

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.

Report
FCA plants skipping summer shutdown to keep up with demand

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.

Recalls
FCA expands Jeep Cherokee recall to 68k more vehicles

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.

Followup
FCA seeking new trial in Jeep fire case, calls $150M judgement 'grossly excessive'

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

Official
Work at a Chrysler dealership, get free college education

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.

Official
FCA earnings improve in first quarter

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

Recalls
2013-14 Dodge Viper recalled over faulty door handles

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.

Report
Georgia jury awards $150 million in Jeep fire case

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.

Official
Dodge muscle cars, armored Jeep to star in Furious 7 [w/video]

FCA is partnering with Furious 7 to promote the upcoming blockbuster worldwide with ads that also show off the automaker's own models, including those from Dodge and Jeep.

Recalls
FCA updates 700k-vehicle recall to replace ignition switches

FCA US is replacing the the ignition switches in 702,578 examples of the 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country, 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2009-2010 Dodge Journey. This campaign was first announced last year, but the automaker has revised the repair procedure.

Spy Shots
Next Chrysler minivan spied inside and out

This One Could Be A PHEV

The next-gen Chrysler Town & Country is out teasing on public roads wearing some seriously heavy camouflage. These spy shots provide an early look at the future minivan's interior and exterior.

Report
Dodge Viper ACR reportedly green lit [w/video]

A new generation of the Dodge Viper ACR is rumored to be green lit for production starting in July. A concept version possibly previewed some of its performance improvements, including a massive rear wing, at the 2014 SEMA Show.

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