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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it was recalling about 162,500 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because a software glitch may cause the vehicles to stall.
The Center for Auto Safety is asking NHTSA to open an investigation and recall the Chrysler Pacifica, which the group says represents an "unreasonable risk" because of a stalling problem.
FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.
Fiat Chrysler has taken a curious approach to marketing the only minivan in the U.S. that can run on a rechargeable battery: just call the Pacifica model a hybrid, and leave out the plug-in part.
The Chrysler brand's lineup of family-friendly vehicles will be cruising down "Sesame Street" as part of a new sponsorship deal with the show.
Fiat Chrysler is once again assembling Pacifica Hybrid minivans after a problem with certain diodes in the vehicle briefly halted production for a few days, say sources with direct knowledge.
The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.
FCA's May sales fell 0.9 percent as Jeep slid, but Ram topped Chevy's Silverado for the third straight month.
The Ram pickup kept Fiat Chrysler's sales from sliding further than 6.6 percent in April as Jeep sales continued to tumble.
Shipments of the long-awaited Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan started in Canada this week and some customers who have been waiting for its arrival are being rewarded for their patience by FCA.
Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales declined for a seventh consecutive month in March, dropping 4.6 percent despite sales gains from Ram and Dodge.
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