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Dodge revamping lineup with AWD Challenger and lighter Charger

Changes to begin later this year.

Sorry, but the Viper is still dead.

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Feds investigating FCA sales fraud focusing on strange code word

The phrase was discovered during the US government's current investigation of the automaker.

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FCA explains, updates sales reporting in wake of investigation

FCA revises previous monthly sales numbers based on new reporting system.

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Google car boss: Deal with FCA is just 100 minivans

Google's car czar says its deal with FCA is limited to minivans.

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Poor Chrysler 200 sales blamed for 1,420 layoffs in Sterling Heights

FCA will lay off 1,420 workers from its Sterling Heights Assembly and Stamping plant because demand for the Chrysler 200 is so low. The sedan won't last much longer on the market, either.

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Killing the Dart and 200 might lower FCA's fuel economy burden

FCA US could take advantage of killing the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 by reducing the automaker's fuel economy burden.

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Marchionne backs off merger plans, could retire after 2018

Sergio Marchionne now intends to build FCA's business rather than looking for a possible merger in the auto industry, and he may retire after 2018.

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Jeep Cherokee recalled to add power liftgate moisture shield

Jeep will recall the 2015-2016 Cherokee to add a moisture shield to protect the power liftgate controls because exposure to water can cause a short circuit.

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Fiat Chrysler will pay $70M to settle safety disclosure suit

FCA US faces a $70 million fine from NHTSA for failing disclose early warning reports of possible deaths, injuries, crashes, or other safety issues.

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Dodge recalls 121,603 examples of Dart for loss of brake assist

Two Minor Injuries And Seven Accidents Possibly Related

Dodge will recall 121,603 units of the Dart worldwide because the power assist for the brakes can stop working.

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Mopar introduces winter tire and wheel packages

Mopar will offer owners of some Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models a way to get ready for the cold weather with a winter wheel and tire package that will arrive ready for installation.

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Black Friday could power record November sales

Big auto incentives on Black Friday could push November sales into record numbers according to some industry analysts.

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Mopar highlights wild SEMA creations, AWD Challenger Concept

Mopar has a bevy of aftermarket vehicles for its huge display area at SEMA this year, including an all-wheel drive concept for the Dodge Challenger and a meaner Ram 1500 Rebel.

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FCA recalls 894k total vehicles worldwide in two campaigns

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, And Dodge Journey Affected

FCA will recall 894,000 vehicles worldwide to fix problems with inadvertent airbag deployment, failure of the anti-lock brakes, and stability control systems in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Dodge Journey, and Fiat Freemont.

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UAW ratifies FCA contract

United Auto Workers members have ratified the new proposed contract with FCA US after rejecting the first one. Now, the union needs to craft deals with Ford and General Motors.

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Ferrari raises $893M, valued at $12B

Ferrari's already popular IPO is raising $893 million, and the stock value is already racing upward on the New York Stock Exchange. FCA is likely to be a big winner in the deal.

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Dodge Viper might not live past 2017

A portion of the proposed UAW contract with FCA US suggests the Connor Avenue Assembly plant could close in 2017, which might take the Dodge Viper with it.

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Proposed deal averts strike between FCA and UAW

A proposed contract averts a strike between FCA US and the UAW at least temporarily. The details are not published yet, and workers still must vote on the offer.

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