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Fiat Chrysler Issues Mass Recall Of Trucks And SUVs

Kenia Santos | PopWrapped Author

Kenia Santos

10/31/2014 12:19 am
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Fiat Chrysler Issues Mass Recall Of Trucks And SUVs | Fiat
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Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the electronic stability control. The recalls announced Wednesday will cover: 1- circa 382,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from 2010 through 2014. In trucks with 6.7-Liter Cummins diesel engines, corrosion on a fuel heater terminal could cause overheating, fuel leaks and fires. Neither fires, nor injuries have been reported so far. 2- more than 184,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2014. A debris cover over a circuit board in the steering column control module can disrupt communications and disable the stability control. It seems it has been a hectic week for the company, whose longtime quality chief, Doug Betts, abruptly left on Tuesday after Fiat Chrysler performed poorly in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability rankings. Also on Wednesday, Chrysler announced its plan to spin off Ferrari.  FCA said in a statement it will offer a 10% stake of Ferrari on the market and distribute the rest of the company to its shareholders. Ferrari has been part of Fiat since 1969, when Fiat first acquired a 50 percent stake in the automaker. But Fiat’s mass-market focus, particularly after it took a controlling stake in Chrysler five years ago, made Ferrari a bit of an odd fit. Ferrari is one of two luxury brands owned by Fiat, the other one is Maserati. Both brands are managed separately from Fiat’s mass-market auto and truck lines. FCA, which moved its primary share listing to New York earlier this month, wants to invest 48 billion euros ($61 billion) over the next five years to turn Jeep, Maserati and Alfa Romeo into global brands and rival Volkswagen and BMW by strengthening its position in the fast-growing and high-margin market for premium cars.

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