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.
When Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, Sterling Heights Assembly was put into “Old Carco, LLC” as a facility that was not deemed worthy of being a part of the new Chrysler. It was an old, dirty plant.
“The fact that we’re even standing here today says a lot about all of you, says a lot about Jeep and says a lot about Chrysler,” said Gaberding. “It says you’re committed, and you’re resilient and you’re not afraid to make a statement.”