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2007 Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2007 Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, over concerns about the rear wheel hub mounting bolts. According to the company, the length of the rear wheel hub mounting bolts could prevent the use of the parking brake. Being unable to activate the parking brake could allow the car to roll away in certain conditions, putting occupants, pedestrians and other road users at risk...

2007-09 Dodge Nitro, 2008-09 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2007-09 Dodge Nitro and 2008-09 Jeep Cherokee, over concerns about their tyre placards. According to the company, the placard on the Cherokee lists an incorrect load and speed rating, while the placard in the Nitro has the wrong speed rating and lacks a 'p-metric qualifier'...

CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Evie Networks is planning an EV charge station expansion for Australia, Europe has mandated EV sound generators, the 2020 Land Rover Defender specs have been leaked, and the 2020 BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 have been revealed...

2010 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2010 Jeep Cherokee over concerns about the brake pedal linkage clip. According to the company, the car might be fitted with an incorrectly-manufactured brake pedal clip, which could make the brake booster input rod detach from the brake pedal...

2007 Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass, over concern about the headlight levelling system. According to the company, the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) could be incorrectly configured, preventing the headlamp levelling system from properly fulfilling its duties...

2008 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has issued a recall for the older-generation 2008 Jeep Cherokee, over a fault with the windscreen and quarter glass. According to the manufacturer, “the windshield and/or quarter glass may have been installed using an incorrect urethane adhesive”...

Japanese government may have helped to kill Renault, Fiat Chrysler merger - report

Japanese worries about the proposed merger's effects on the 20-year old Renault and Nissan alliance may have scuppered the proposed US$35 billion ($51 billion) merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Sources have told Bloomberg Japanese officials informed their French counterparts about fears the proposed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger could harm Nissan...

Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler

Bill Ford, chairman of Ford, has revealed he had discussions with Sergio Marchionne, then-CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), about merging the two companies. At the EcoMobility conference in Tel Aviv, Ford revealed to journalists, including those from Automotive News Europe, he had a "number of dinners together [with Marchionne] talking about ..

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...

FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it's withdrawing its proposal to merge with Groupe Renault, in a press release issued this morning. "The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., meeting this evening under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault," the statement said...

2019 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Night Eagle unveiled

Jeep has revealed blacked-out special edition versions of its best-selling SUVs, adding limited-run Night Eagle trim to its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee ranges. Based on the Laredo, the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle rides on a set of 20-inch black alloy wheels, which match the blacked-out grille, body-coloured bumper trims, tinted glass and black Jeep badging...