Chrysler Recalls Another 643,618 Vehicles due to Ignition Switch Defect

Last week, Chrysler expanded recall 11V-139 to include an additional 525,205 minivans due to an ignition switch defect.  This week, Chrysler has now added another 643,618 Jeeps suffering from the same ignition switch defect. The issue is once again the ignition switch, which has been the topic of conversation of automobile recalls since GM’s bombshell [...]

July 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects|1 Comment

Chrysler Decides to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps After All

After initially rebuking and refusing to comply with a NHTSA recall that would recall over 2.7 million Jeep vehicles, Chrysler has announced today that it will recall the vehicles that the government previously requested to do so.  The 2.7 million vehicles include 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs.  Chrysler has stated that [...]

June 18th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler Decides to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps After All

Chrysler vs. NHTSA Tug of War; Who Loses

On June 3, 2013, NHTSA requested that Chrysler voluntarily recall and repair 1993-2004 model Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles totaling 2.7 million vehicles.  Chrysler refused placing its Jeep owners squarely in the middle of this powerful tug of war and has to June 18, 2013 to formally respond to NHTSA’s [...]

June 17th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler vs. NHTSA Tug of War; Who Loses

Safety or PR? Chrysler Recalls 630,000 Vehicles While Refusing to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps

In what some say is a public relations move designed to shore up its safety image in light of its refusal to recall Grand Cherokee and Liberty models, Chrysler announced on June 6, 2013 it was recalling about 630,000 newer SUVs for transmission and airbag defects while standing by its position that 2.7 million Grand [...]

June 12th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Safety or PR? Chrysler Recalls 630,000 Vehicles While Refusing to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps