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Fiat Chrysler Recalling Dodge Chargers Over Air-Bag Flaw

A week ago the company agreed to pay a 105 million, record penalty, for lagging efforts to address safety defects in millions of cars and trucks.

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

A problem with airbags has forced Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 322, 000 Dodge Chargers,  the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its website Saturday. So far, 3 people have been injured.

This comes a week after the company agreed to pay a 105 million, record penalty for lagging efforts to address safety defects in millions of cars and trucks.

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The recall covers models from 2011 through 2014. The side airbag inflatable curtains and seat airbags deploy unexpectedly, if the doors are slammed too hard,  or following “heavy road inputs, “, raising the risk of crash and injury, NHTSA said.

Fiat Chrysler on July 27 agreed to pay a $105 million penalty and instigate a corrective action plan following a U.S. Department of Transportation investigation into how the company handled 23 different recalls to fix defects in more than 11 million cars and trucks.

The company agreed to hire an independent monitor to oversee future recalls. As part of the agreement with regulators, Fiat Chrysler agreed to buy back more than a half-million vehicles — mostly Ram pickup trucks — whose defective suspension parts could cause a loss of control, according to NHTSA.

Fiat Chrysler estimates more than 60 percent of those vehicles have already been repaired, leaving fewer than 200, 000 eligible for a buy-back,  Bloomberg reports.

Dodge Charger owners will be notified to bring their cars in for repair.

Fiat Chrysler


DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from

customers more than 500, 000 Ram pickup trucks and other

vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a

costly deal with safety More…

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will agree to pay the U.S.

Department of Transportation a record $105 million following an

investigation into whether the company delayed acting on safety defects,

according More…

The Chrysler logo is seen outside the Chrysler auto dealer in Broomfield,   Colorado

– – Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne’s plans to merge his company with

GM were foiled by Mary Barra. But the mogul has not let this setback deter

him from his aspiration for more combination in the More…

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The New York Times reported on Saturday that Fiat Chrysler

Automobiles CEO, Sergio Marchionne, who leads the world’s seventh-largest

carmaker, sent an email to General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra in More…

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Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday

that he had visited the heads of Tesla Motors Inc and Apple Inc during

a recent trip to California. Marchionne, speaking on the sidelines of the More…


– Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has denied a media report saying it

was considering a move in the tax residence of its Ferrari luxury sportscar

unit outside Italy. “These rumors have no grounds, ” More…

'Porta A Porta' Italian TV Show - January 24,   2013

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Thursday it had launched an

expected share offer and a $2.5 billion mandatory convertible bond as

it seeks to reduce its mounting debt pile and fund an ambitious five-year More…

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– – After taking full ownership of the Chrysler Corporation in January,

Fiat Group Chairman John Elkann has spent the last several months

formulating a corporate reorganisation of the two entities together with More…

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– –  Fiat took full ownership of Chrysler only in January when it bought

out the minority interests held by the Chrysler employee retirement

health fund, VEBA. since then the uncertainties about the full combination More…



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