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.
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.
July 8, 2001 |
The federal government is investigating a possible defect in Jeep Grand Cherokees that may cause the popular sport-utility vehicles to lurch into reverse--usually when idling with the gearshift in the "park" position. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received at least 48 complaints of what it terms "inadvertent rollaway in reverse" involving 1995 to 1999 Grand Cherokees, according to an agency document. The incidents have led to 32 crashes and 14 injuries.