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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...

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2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report
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2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report

The wide-body Dodge Challenger ADR will be one a slew of special edition models that will keep Dodge's range of rear-wheel drive vehicles ticking over until new models arrive in a few years time. Sources have told Automotive News that the Italian-American car maker will launch the wide-body Challenger ADR in 2017...


2017 Dodge Challenger T/A, Charger Daytona revealed: iconic nameplates return
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2017 Dodge Challenger T/A, Charger Daytona revealed: iconic nameplates return

Dodge has used this year's Woodward Dream Cruise – touted as being the world's largest one-day automotive event – to reveal the reintroduction of two of its most well-known "race-bred" nameplates: the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona. Promising to deliver “even more performance and precision”, the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A and 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona are both available with either a naturally-aspirated 280kW 5...


2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix
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2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued a recall for 60 of its 2016 model-year Dodge Journey SUVs over concerns that a faulty transaxle could see the vehicle lose power while driving. The American manufacturer reports the transaxle oil pump could experience a loss of hydraulic oil pressure due to a manufacturing fault...


Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role
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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Steve Zanlunghi. New York-born Zanlunghi, an American/Australian dual-citizen with a life-long history here, replaces native Detroiter Pat Dougherty, who came to the role in late 2014 and now moves to lead the company's parts and service operations for the wider Asia-Pacific region...


Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for more than 22,000 vehicles from a trio of model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Less than a week after Subaru recalled nearly 76,000 vehicles as part of the Takata scandal, FCA has added a further 22,345 units to the worldwide campaign...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Dodge Viper production to end in 2017 with five heritage editions
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Dodge Viper production to end in 2017 with five heritage editions

American car maker Dodge has confirmed it will stop producing its Viper supercar in a year’s time, also celebrating the nameplate’s 25th anniversary. To commemorate the final year of the ‘snake’ and its 25th anniversary, the company has revealed five special editions that also pay tribute to some of the Viper’s most iconic offerings of years past...


Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report
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Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report

The next-generation Dodge Charger could shed around 225 kilograms and add a small turbocharged petrol engine to the roster, according to a new report this week. Industry journal Automotive News cites an unnamed source with knowledge of the company’s product plan, claiming that the new Charger will ride on a version of the FCA ‘Giorgio’ platform that underpins the new Alfa Romeo Giulia...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax
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Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax

Queensland-based specialist vehicle importer and converter Performax International has issued a number of recalls on several vehicles in its range of American heavy-duty pick-ups. The company reports that models in the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 ranges, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lines, are all affected by varying faults...


Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report
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Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report

The current-generation Dodge Journey will reportedly soldier on for a few more years at least. A source within Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has told Automotive News that the Journey will keep its JC platform code at least until the US 2018 model year, production of which is slated to begin at the end of July 2017...


Dodge Journey and Chrysler Voyager recalled over faulty airbag sensor
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Dodge Journey and Chrysler Voyager recalled over faulty airbag sensor

The 2008 Dodge Journey and Chrysler Grand Voyager have been issued with a recall to address a potentially faulty airbag sensor. Corrosion of the power-supply to the Occupant Restraint Control module may cause the unit to malfunction. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia reports that this fault could result in either preventing airbag deployment in a collision, or have the airbag deploy outside of an emergency situation...


RAM Trucks 1500 : 2016 Geneva Motor Show
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RAM Trucks 1500 : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Ram Trucks officially launched in Australia in November 2015 under new distributor American Special Vehicles, a joint venture between Ateco Automotive and Walkinshaw Automotive. As announced at launch, 2016 will see the company re-engineer Ram trucks to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group...


Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest
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Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...


Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed
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Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed

The Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart are set to be killed off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the brand refocuses its intentions in the US market. The two sedans - which were designed to appeal to budget-conscious buyers - haven't seen the success the company reportedly expected, with chief Sergio Marchionne stating that decreasing fuel prices are seeing sales of larger utility models strengthen...


Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss says new Viper possible, talks about Alfa Romeo and Ferrari - report

In a press conference at the 2016 Detroit auto show, the outspoken Fiat Chrysler boss talked about the company's future product plans now that he's given up hope of forcing a merger with GM or another major automaker. Regarding the Dodge Viper, which is likely to be go out of production in 2017, Automobile magazine reports that Marchionne believes that "there is a possibility that a new version of the Viper may surface"...


VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit
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VLF Automotive Force 1: Dodge Viper-based V10 muscle car revealed in Detroit

The VLF Force 1 revealed today is the first bespoke supercar from the company calling itself “America’s newest, smallest and priciest OEM”. Touted as the “only American supercar without excuses”, the VLF Force 1 is a Dodge Viper-based muscle car with an 8.4-litre V10 engine shoehorned into a carbon-fibre body penned by former Aston Martin and BMW designer, turned entrepreneur, Henrik Fisker...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...