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Frank Sinatra's Last Car, A Chrysler LeBaron, Is Up For Auction

A Chrysler LeBaron, which used to belong to Frank Sinatra, one of the most influential singers, will be up for auction in February next year. The car was allegedly one of the performer's favorites.

Feature | Culture December 16, 2018

Chrysler Unveils Portal Concept Minivan At CES 2017: Self-Driving EV Targeted At Millennials

Chrysler's new Portal electric vehicle is a family minivan specifically targeted at millennials. It has a cutting-edge onboard infotainment system and a futuristic design.

Automotive Tech January 4, 2017

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Will Cost You $35,590 After Federal Tax Credit: Platinum Will Be $3,000 More

Chrysler wants to revolutionize the family minivan segment again with the impending release of the Pacifica Hybrid. It marries EV technology with the comfort and stability of the new Pacifica minivan range to produce a green, stylish and reliable vehicle.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Is Ready To Hit The Road

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan has recently been launched. The hybrid mid-sized crossover comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is complemented by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, which delivers instantaneous power.

Car Tech October 15, 2016

Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Is The New Google Self-Driving Prototype: It's A Win-Win Move For Google And Fiat Chrysler

The addition of about 100 Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivans will double the size of Google's autonomous fleet, and could be a win-win move for both Google and Fiat Chrysler.

Car Tech October 10, 2016

Chrysler Wants To Redefine Minivan Category With 2017 Pacifica

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is set to formally announce the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which will be available in a hybrid model as well. At first glance the Pacifica does not look like a minivan, but it offers everything that is needed in a minivan.

FUTURE TECH January 11, 2016

How Chrysler's $2.5 Million Dynamometer Tests All-Wheel Drive And Horsepower

Chrysler spent $2.5 million on its new dynamometer, which allows for extreme testing on all-wheel drive and 4x4 vehicles with up to 650 horsepower.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2015

Massive Lawsuit Looms Against Chrysler And Harman Following Hacking Scandal

After a hacking demonstration on a Jeep Cherokee was released, Chrysler is facing a potentially massive lawsuit along with Harman International, the company that developed the Uconnect dashboard computer that is found in millions of vehicles by the automobile company.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles: What's Included?

Fiat Chrysler has announced a recall of 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. in order to upgrade their software with additional security features to prevent hacks. Here are the affected models.

July 25, 2015

Chrysler Is Recalling 1.4 Million Vehicles After Jeep Was Remotely Hacked

Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) has responded to Wired's report of hackers remotely disabling a Jeep. The company has announced a massive 1.4 million-vehicle safety recall, the first of its kind in the automotive industry.

FUTURE TECH July 24, 2015

Senators Pitch SPY Car Act To Save Drivers From Vehicles Being Hacked

Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Security and Privacy in Your Car Act, or SPY Act, on Tuesday (July 21) in attempt to urge automobile manufacturers to inject stronger IT security standards into Internet-connected vehicles.

FUTURE TECH July 21, 2015

Hackers Remotely Disable Jeep On Highway With Exploit, Chrysler Makes Patch To Prevent Future Wireless Attacks

The same two hackers that were able to compromise a Jeep Cherokee and drive it off the highway have been working with Chrysler on a security patch to prevent future wireless attacks through vehicles' Internet connection and IP address.

FUTURE TECH July 21, 2015

Chrysler Recalls Over 88000 Dodge Challengers Affected By Takata Airbag Problems

Chrysler has issued a recall order for over 88,000 Dodge Challengers, expanding the list of recalled vehicles in connection with the potentially fatal, defective airbags of Japanese supplier Takata.

FUTURE TECH July 12, 2015

Ignition Switch Problem Forces Fiat Chrysler To Recall Over 700,000 Vehicles

The Fiat Chrysler vehicles included in a recent recall order are the Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models from 2008 to 2010 and the Dodge Journey models from 2009 and 2010.

FUTURE TECH March 8, 2015

Ford Announces Nationwide Takata Airbags Recall

It’s been a long time coming for Ford, but the Detroit-based automaker finally gives in to an NHTSA demand. BMW and Chrysler, however, remain staunch in their refusal.

FUTURE TECH December 19, 2014

Angry NHTSA Threatens to Fine Takata, Raps Chrysler Over Air Bag Recall

Takata's negative response to the move for a national air bag recall angers U.S. regulators who are threatening to impose a fine that could cripple the air bag maker for good.

FUTURE TECH November 27, 2014

NHTSA Wants Takata to Announce Nationwide Airbag Recall

The NHTSA is calling on Takata and five vehicle manufacturers, namely BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda and Mazda, to launch a nationwide recall for potentially fatal airbags.

FUTURE TECH November 19, 2014

184215: Number of Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled by Chrysler over air bag flaw

The recall order that was issued comprises 184,215 Chrysler vehicles that include the 2014 Dodge Durango and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

FUTURE TECH October 15, 2014

Chrysler recalls 350K cars, SUVs due to ignition problem

Chrysler recalled 349,442 vehicles with model year 2008 due to the infamous ignition switch problem. One of the affected vehicles is the Grand Cherokee, which had earlier models recalled due to the same issue.

FUTURE TECH September 26, 2014

230,000: Number of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos recalled by Chrysler to fix fuel pump

Chrysler calls back over 230,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs due to fuel tank faults. The majority of the subject vehicles were shipped inside the United States.

FUTURE TECH September 21, 2014

Ram heavy-duty trucks receive torque boost, best towing capability

Chrysler is releasing new capability figures of its heavy duty Ram trucks. The update is rolled out on the 2015 models of Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

FUTURE TECH August 26, 2014

China investigates more than 1000 local, foreign firms for anti-monopoly practices

The Chinese government intensifies its anti-monopoly investigations on more than 1,000 Chinese and foreign companies. This summer, several automakers are lined up for anti-trust probing.

Business August 14, 2014

China goes after Chrysler, Audi on anti-monopoly probe

China will be punishing Chrysler and Audi for monopolistic practices. The two companies can be fined for up to 10 percent of their annual profit.

Legal August 9, 2014

Is your car most hackable? Answer yes if you own a Nissan or Chrysler

A new report to be published this week sheds light on the hackability of your vehicle. The researchers say Nissan and Chrysler are among the worst.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2014

Shareholders embrace marriage of Fiat, Chrysler

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has been approved by the required two-thirds majority of Fiat shareholders. The creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is getting closer to reality.

Deals August 1, 2014

Chrysler recalls almost 800,000 Jeeps due to ignition switch issues

Jeeps to be recalled this year because of ignition switch problems; Chrysler says it is acting only 'out of an abundance of caution.'

FUTURE TECH July 23, 2014

Chrysler recall update: Ignition switch flaw saga just won't end

In what seems like déjà vu all over again, Chrysler is recalling 792,000 Jeeps for an ignition switch that can all too easily be persuaded to shut off the engine while in motion. If the ignition key is 'jostled' it can move into the off position.

Money July 23, 2014

Chrysler: We're speeding up Jeep fixes

Chrysler has responded to an inquiry from federal traffic safety officials about the slow pace of repairs of certain Jeep and Jeep Grand Cherokee models. Chrysler says it's ready to comply, but there's a hitch involved.

Business July 17, 2014

Chrysler recalls 895000 SUVs due to wiring glitch

Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,00 vehicles due to a wiring problem. The wires could cause a fire if not replaced correctly after a repair.

FUTURE TECH July 13, 2014

Chrysler recalling 90K SUVs for vanity mirror short circuit issue

Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durango SUVs for vanity mirrors that may catch fire. Yes, that's right, you may look hot in the mirror, or it may just be the mirror that's hot.

Business July 11, 2014

Dodge Challenger SRT boasts 707HP, most powerful muscle car ever

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT will be the company most powerful car till date. The upcoming car will start arriving at the company's dealers in the Q3 2014.

FUTURE TECH July 7, 2014

NHTSA demands explanation from Chrysler about slow Jeep repairs

The NHTSA is demanding an explanation for Chrysler's slow repair of Jeep SUVs that were recalled in the summer of last year. A "special order" has been issued to Chrysler to provide documentation to explain the delay.

FUTURE TECH July 3, 2014

Chrysler too slow on Jeep fix, claim feds and penalties loom

Regulators send stern letter to Chrysler requesting an update on the recall. The NHTSA expressed concern for the amount of time the recall was taking and threatens civil penalties.

Legal July 3, 2014

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