FCA is recalling 490,000 vehicles in Canada over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and says owners should not use the function until they receive software upgrades.
A flurry of new and redesigned full-size pickups entering the Canadian market, combined with more midsize trucks and offerings from Japan-based automakers, will widen the battlefront for market share in one of the industry's hottest, most profitable segments.
Unionized workers who make seats at Lear Ajax, northeast of Toronto, began strike action on the weekend. The strike has affected production of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger and Charger in Ontario.
Lear workers in Ajax, Ontario, widely rejected a tentative labour deal, prolonging a strike at a factory that supplies seats to a nearby Fiat Chrysler plant.
A tentative labor agreement was reached at a Lear facility in Ajax, Ontario, where a three-day strike caused a production slowdown at a nearby Fiat Chrysler assembly plant.
Fiat Chrysler said its first-quarter adjusted earnings rose five percent to C$2.51 billion as the automaker cut debt by C$2 billion. Earnings before interest and taxes in the NAFTA market fell two per cent.
Workers at ZF-TRW assemble parts for FCA, which builds its minivans at a plant in Ontario. Their strike ended Sunday after they ratified a three-year contract, allowing parts to flow to FCA again.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some older Ram 1500 trucks because in areas where road salt is used, a bracket may corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.
Workers at auto supplier ZF-TRW in Windsor, Ont., are on strike and have forced FCA Canada to cancel minivan production at the automaker's assembly plant there.
It will cost more to get an entry-level 2019 Ram 1500 pickup since the automaker isn't offering a regular cab in its revamped lineup of trucks. Base pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 starts at $43,990.
Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler 's Montreal-reared design chief, was first on the scene of a recent accident in suburban Detroit and is credited with coming to the victims' aid.
Fiat Chrysler plans to eliminate diesel engines from all its passenger vehicles by 2022, amid a collapse in demand and spiraling costs for the powertrain, the Financial Times reported.