September 15, 2000 |
DaimlerChrysler Corp. paid $400,000 to settle a dispute with U.S. safety regulators over whether the auto maker delayed two recalls last year. The penalty was one of the largest ever collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The dispute involved two recalls. The first, in January 1999, covered 700,000 1993-1997 LH sedans with 3.5-liter engines. The fuel rail that delivers gasoline from the tank to the engine had a seal that could degrade and cause leaks.
November 15, 2000 |
The mood among Chrysler workers was as glum as the rain that drizzled on their North American headquarters Tuesday as the U.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler absorbed news of the impending ouster of its president, the latest in a series of executive departures. James P. Holden would be the latest top-level executive of the Chrysler Group to be axed or to leave voluntarily since the takeover by Germany's Daimler-Benz in 1998.
December 29, 1998 |
When DaimlerChrysler Corp. unveils its Jeep Commander concept vehicle today in advance of the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, it will fall short of the ambitious goal set two years ago to develop a revolutionary electric vehicle with a fuel cell powered by gasoline. The fuel-cell system in the Commander doesn't work, although DaimlerChrysler vows it will fix the problem in a few months. The car at the L.A. show, which runs Jan.
February 15, 2002 |
Chrysler announced the recall of 1.6 million Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicles Thursday in response to a series of accidents in which the vehicles unexpectedly lurched into reverse, causing at least five deaths and more than 150 injuries. A federal safety agency investigating the problem had received more than 700 complaints from owners of the popular SUVs, who reported that their Grand Cherokees could slip into reverse when the gearshift appeared to be in the park position.
March 15, 2000
General Motors Corp. said it has quit the Global Climate Coalition, a lobbying group that has led the opposition to a 1997 global warming treaty reached in Kyoto, Japan. Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. withdrew earlier.