Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, and will add about 179,000 vehicles to a recall list for air bags that could explode with too much force.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
Chrysler posts $611 million in third quarter earnings, expects to make around $2.5 billion for full year.
Chrysler sales rise 22 percent. Best October since 2001. GM sales were flat. Ford sales dropped 2 percent, on tight pickup inventories.
Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars for failing alternators and heated power mirrors that can cause minor fires.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
Ignition switches can move out of position and potentially lead to the engine shutting off while driving and air bags not functioning.
Chrysler sales rose 20 percent. Ford sales flat. GM down 1 percent.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The company is aware of a single reported accident and a relatively small number of complaints involving 0.015 percent of the subject vehicle population.
The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.
The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.
After posting an incredible recovery following the recent recession, the nation’s automakers didn’t need to do battle with Mother Nature. But the extreme winter weather across the country is forcing car dealers to get creative to help attract winter-weary customers. At Carlson Toyota in Coon Rapids, another truckload of new cars rolls off the trailer and onto the lot. While demand for new vehicles remains high, consumers are having a hard time making it in to the dealerships.
Chrysler is recalling nearly 750,000 cars and minivans in two separate recalls issued this week. The latest involves 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year. Chrysler said the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.
If the players weren’t quite battling it out during the Super Bowl, the ads certainly were.
As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.
Auto manufacturing is back in America – especially in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania because President Obama made the politically risky decision to bailout the auto industry after bailing out the banks. It was a decision that worked. Obama was right, Romney was wrong. So Romney is now in full lying mode. He is trying to retroactively re-write the wrongs in his writings.
Yes, it’s great that all turned out well for the auto workers, but it is absolutely horrendous to know that the American taxpayers via President Obama’s actions could have been left standing for billions of dollars – and still might.
What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.