March 18, 2013 |
The Chrysler Group has announced that it is recalling 4,459 model-year 2013 Dodge Challengers because of a hazard that could cause a fire. The problem could cause a wire harness to overheat or short circuit and possibly cause a fire. The company said it was aware of seven such incidents. So far, none have resulted in injuries. The recall affects only 2013 Dodge Challengers with V-6 engines built during an eight-week period ending Jan. 24, 2013. About 2,500 of the cars have been sold.
March 14, 2013 |
A Washington bankruptcy expert who represented Chrysler during its successful restructuring was named as the state-appointed emergency financial manager charged with helping to bring Detroit out of its fiscal morass. Kevyn Orr, 54, was named on Thursday to the financial post by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The nomination was confirmed by Michigan's Emergency Loan Board, and Orr will start March 25, the governor's office announced. "With this action and by working together, we can rebuild the sound financial footing needed in Detroit,” Snyder said.
March 3, 2013 |
Word got around that Jack Kent Cooke wanted to cash out. It was 1977 and the Lakers owner had entered into a divorce that would eventually cost $41 million, a sum worthy of the Guinness World Records for the most costly marital split in history at that time. His mounting legal bills created an opportunity for an eager buyer named Jerry Buss. The onetime chemist, now wealthy from the real estate boom, wanted to purchase not only the Lakers but also the Forum and the Kings. Buss had one problem -- he wasn't the highest bidder.
February 21, 2013 |
Chrysler announced Thursday that it is recalling some 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars built from Oct. 30, 2012, through Nov. 2, 2012. The automaker said 1,785 of the cars may have a broken control valve in the fuel-tank assembly. The problem could result in an engine stall and potentially a crash if a car would stall while it is being driven. The same problem could result in a fuel leak, which might lead to a fire if the leak reaches an ignition source. Chrysler said it will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and that dealers will inspect the fuel-tank assembly and replace any defective control valves for free.
February 18, 2013 |
Chrysler is recalling some model year 2003 and 2004 Dodge Viper sports cars because of an air bag defect that may cause them to deploy unexpectedly while driving. The Dodge Vipers were manufactured from Nov. 1, 2001, through June 30, 2004. The recall involves more than 3,600 cars. Chrysler says that a component in the air bag control module may fail, causing the front air bags to deploy inadvertently while the car is being driven. The same problem may also activate the car's seat belt pretensioners.
February 14, 2013 |
Chrysler Group is recalling more than 370,000 trucks and SUVs to fix a problem with the vehicles' rear axle. The recall affects 2009 Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUVs, 2009-11 Dodge Dakota trucks and 2009-12 Ram 1500 trucks. Of the vehicles recalled, 278,222 are in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a pinion nut on the vehicles' rear axle can come loose because of a lack of adhesion. Should the nut come loose, the axle could lock up, possibly causing the driver to lose control and crash.