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Jeep Cherokee falls short in Consumer Reports testing

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Consumer Reports is declining to recommend the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, describing the SUV after testing as an "uneven package" and deeming it "half-baked."... Read More »

 

NHTSA ends investigation of Jeep fires

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into fire risks in 2.7 million older Jeep vehicles, ending a rare public standoff between U.S. regulators and an automaker over whether a safety recall is justified.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

What's happening with Jeep's trailer hitch recall? Not much

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2013
It has now been more than four months since Chrysler reached its settlement with federal safety officials over a request to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys. In that time, none of the estimated 1.56 million 1993-98 Grand Cherokees and 2002-07 Libertys remaining on the roads have had a supplemental trailer hitch installed.... Read More »

 

'Evolved' 2014 Cherokee more road-friendly, efficient than predecessors

8:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
Evolution is the best word to explain the relationship between the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the vehicles it replaced: the Jeep Liberty that ended production in 2012 and the boxy "XJ" Cherokee last built in 2001.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why recall letters could be a real boon for Jeep dealers

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2013
Chrysler Group late next week is expected to mail out the 1.56 million notification letters to owners of recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys offering a free trailer hitch to improve the safety of the aging vehicles.... Read More »

 

Chrysler, citing late powertrain tweaks, delays Cherokee launch

10:07 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Chrysler Group is delaying the introduction of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee by a month to make last-minute software changes to the crossover's powertrain.... Read More »

 

Chrysler changes course, elects to inspect, modify older Jeep SUVs in U.S.

June 19, 2013 06:01 CET
Chrysler Group, saying it has settled a dispute with U.S. federal safety regulators, will inspect older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs and install a trailer hitch assembly if necessary to “better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.”... Read More »

 

Chrysler changes course, elects to inspect, modify older Jeep SUVs

2:22 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2013
Chrysler Group, saying it's settled a dispute with federal safety regulators, will inspect older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs and install a trailer hitch assembly if necessary to “better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.”... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

So who won the Chrysler-NHTSA recall fight?

6:01 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2013
Now that Chrysler Group has agreed to inspect and modify as many as 1.56 million older-model Jeep SUVs at the request of federal regulators, one inevitable question remains. Who won?... Read More »

 

Chrysler rejects U.S. safety firm's request for recall of 2.7 million Jeeps

June 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Chrysler Group said it does not intend to honor a request from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall as many as 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs. NHTSA said a recall is needed to address safety problems with the vehicles' fuel systems.... Read More »

 

Chrysler rejects NHTSA's request for recall of 2.7 million Jeeps

12:40 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Chrysler Group said today it does not intend to honor a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall as many as 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs. NHTSA said a recall is needed to address safety problems with the vehicles' fuel systems.... Read More »

 

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