Safety Regulators Probing Older Jeeps For Potential To Catch Fire In Rear-Impact Crashes

Safety Regulators Probing Older Jeeps For Potential To Catch Fire In Rear-Impact Crashes

A preliminary investigation two years ago by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into whether older model Jeeps are at risk for fires has been recently expanded, prompting a new level in the probe that makes it likely that around 5.1 million vehicles could be recalled soon. [More]

Jeep Mind Trick: There Is No Navigation System/Stereo In Your Car

Jeep Mind Trick: There Is No Navigation System/Stereo In Your Car

It doesn’t matter that Steven is looking right at the sophisticated navigation system/stereo that came with his 2010 Jeep. It doesn’t matter that the technicians at the Jeep dealership can see the system with their very own eyes. It’s not there. Chrysler’s records, based on his VIN, say that he doesn’t have it, and they won’t give him the upgrade disc needed to make it sync with his iPhone. You can’t upgrade something that isn’t there. [More]

Consumerist Talks To Jeep's CEO About Being The Most Reliable U.S. Auto Brand — But Still Middle Of The Pack

Yesterday, our gearhead cousins at Consumer Reports released the results of their Annual Auto Reliability Survey, which had Jeep jumping up seven spots from the previous year to become the top-ranked domestic brand, though it was still #13 overall. Soon after this news came out, we got the chance to speak to Jeep CEO Michael Manley about this mixed blessing [More]

How I Stopped A Jeep Dealership From Ripping Me Off

How I Stopped A Jeep Dealership From Ripping Me Off

We can’t name the specific Jeep dealership where Andy recently brought his car, but can offer his story as a cautionary tale. His experience confirms what we all secretly fear while speaking to service representatives: anyone who doesn’t source their own parts and have their own copy of the service manual is pretty much screwed. [More]

Changing Dead Battery Kills Jeep's Stereo

Changing Dead Battery Kills Jeep's Stereo

Bob somehow got the crazy idea in his head that when he changed the battery in his Jeep Liberty, the factory-installed 6-CD changer would not stop working. He and other Chrysler vehicle owners should have known better. Of course their stereos, made by Chrysler part supplier Mopar, couldn’t handle a battery change. Since no one has any idea how to fix this issue, Bob had the choice to get the same system replaced for only $575, or go out and buy a significantly nicer aftermarket stereo for a lot less money. Hmm, what to do? [More]

Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

Toyota Allegedly Conspired To Keep Canadian Exports Out Of US — Get A Piece Of The Class Action

If you bought or leased a new car in the Toyota family from Jan 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003, you could get some cash in a new class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and the Canadian Automobile Dealer’s Association (CADA) to keep Canadian car exports out of the states and raise prices for American consumers. [More]

Chrysler Recalls 25,000 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass Vehicles Over Sticky Pedals

Chrysler Recalls 25,000 Dodge Caliber & Jeep Compass Vehicles Over Sticky Pedals

In the history of the auto industry, 2010 will likely go down as the Year of the Sticky Pedal, as U.S. automaker Chrysler becomes the third car manufacturer this year to issue a recall over potentially stuck accelerators. [More]

Chrysler Won't Let Customers Out Of Credit Monitoring Service Without A Fight

Chrysler Won't Let Customers Out Of Credit Monitoring Service Without A Fight

Chris and his wife bought a Jeep were automatically enrolled in a free credit monitoring service. When they decided they no longer wanted the service, they got a hassle from a CSR and worry they’ll have to go through the process again to cut the cord.

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Today, Chrysler rolled out a new incentive plan that offers rebates of up to $4,500 on most new 2009 models, targeted at drivers contemplating trading in an older model under the government’s “cash for clunkers” program. So, how do Chrysler’s “Double Cash for Your Old Car” incentives add up? Well, basically… Deals = good. Cars = Bad. [Consumer Reports]

Should I Be Worried If I've Leased A Car From Chrysler?

Should I Be Worried If I've Leased A Car From Chrysler?

I lease a Chrysler minivan, and am wondering if their bankruptcy will give them the ability to “devalue” my van at the end of the lease (July 2010). I already see 2009 versions of the same van going for nearly $10K less than what we leased it for, and I’m worried.

Fiat, Jeep, Dodge… No More Chryslers?

Fiat, Jeep, Dodge… No More Chryslers?

Fiat has completed their purchase of Chrysler, clearing the way for the troubled automaker to exit bankruptcy — but what will the new company look like for consumers? Well, according to BusinessWeek you may be visiting your local Fiat, Jeep, Dodge dealer.

Repo Man: Borked Chrysler Site Can't Take Your Money, But Can Rack Up Late Fees

Repo Man: Borked Chrysler Site Can't Take Your Money, But Can Rack Up Late Fees

Late last Thursday night, two guys rang reader Sean’s doorbell and asked if he’d like to get anything out of his 2007 Jeep Compass before they repossessed it. Since then, Sean has tried to get current on his payments, but Chrysler’s web site snafus have kept him from getting the cash to Chrysler, which won’t let him get his car back unless he forks over hundreds of dollars in fees. Oy. Sean’s story, inside..

Jeep Incapable Of Selling To Man With $24,000 In Cash

Jeep Incapable Of Selling To Man With $24,000 In Cash

It’s amazing the hassle Bruce went through trying to buy a Jeep with $24,000 cash. Even though he’s ready to buy the car outright, the car salesman almost convinces him to finance because that way you get $1,500 back. Total cost of the loan: $31,732…they wanted him to spend an extra $7,132 to “save” $1500. Luckily his mom steps in and saves him from getting taken for a ride. His journey doesn’t stop there, nor does it end with a successful Jeep purchase. They can’t even sell a car to a guy who shows up with cash in hand ready to buy… no wonder they needed a bailout. Full story inside…

Chrysler: Want $2.99 Gas For 3 Years? Guaranteed?

Chrysler: Want $2.99 Gas For 3 Years? Guaranteed?

Chrysler is betting that you’re worried about volatile gas prices. So worried, in fact, that you’ll leap at the opportunity to “lock in” a price of less than $2.99 a gallon for 3 years by buying a new Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep.

Chrysler Totals The PT Cruiser, Pacifica, Crossfire, And Dodge Magnum

Chrysler Totals The PT Cruiser, Pacifica, Crossfire, And Dodge Magnum

Chrysler’s new CEO Robert “Big Bob” Nardelli, formerly of Home Depot, has started cutting costs at Chrysler. The first to go will be the popular PT Cruiser, says the WSJ.

Chrysler Recalls 300,000 Vehicles Due To Potential Braking Problem

Chrysler Recalls 300,000 Vehicles Due To Potential Braking Problem

Chrysler has announced a recall of over 300,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with the car’s ability to brake while coasting uphill.

2006 Jeep Cherokee Is The Best Car Ever… To Run Over Little Kids

2006 Jeep Cherokee Is The Best Car Ever… To Run Over Little Kids

It’s debatable, the best automobile in the world. So many contenders. Do you go for gas efficiency? Sleek looks? The powerful throbbing of its engine? Whether or not it can transform into a giant robot?