Posts Tagged ‘Chrysler’

Chrysler Group recalled 2013 Dodge Challengers equipped with V-6 engines, and told the owners not to drive them.

The recall affects only 4,459 Challengers because of a wire harness that can overheat and lead to fires. Chrysler says it is a aware of seven incidents, none of which caused injuries.

Eric Mayne, Chrysler spokesman, says the problem is due to a single batch of misconfigured electrical components. He refused to specify the particular part, not necessarily the wiring harness, at the heart of the problem. In any case, workers tried to reconfigure the parts, but the result was harnesses that can overheat and catch fire. Read the rest of this entry

Chrysler is hoping a re-engineered and expanded lineup will restore the 300’s excitement and sales success.

The automaker is doubling the line for 2012 to six models — keying on what Chrysler says is buyer lifestyles.

The 300 was re-engineered and restyled for the 2011 model year, and sales just began early this year. With the abbreviated model year, the line was limited to three trim levels: 300, 300 Limited and 300C. Read the rest of this entry

Since declaring bankruptcy in 2009 Chrysler has been on a steady path towards recovery and that’s a good thing for Canada. Chrysler manufactures half a dozen models here at two assembly plants fed by a host of local suppliers.
As sales rebounded in 2010 so did auto production. In fact, Chrysler’s Canadian auto production rose by 61% in 2010 over 2009.
More after the jump.
According to The Windsor Star production at Chrysler’s Brampton facility is up 50% compared to 2009. Production at the Windsor plant , is up 67%.
“We have 14 all-new or significantly refreshed products launching within the next 45 days so, you’re going to see a whole slew of new vehicles and what we’ve been up to these last 12 months,” Reid Bigland, CEO and president of Chrysler Canada told the paper.
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