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Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Fiat Chrysler-Peugeot merger could bring more clean vehicles

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot agreed Wednesday to merge into a single company that will become the world’s fourth-largest automaker, a giant that could bring consumers a wider variety of cleaner …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

FCA and PSA Peugeot to announce merger MOU Wednesday

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot are planning to announce a binding memorandum of understanding that will merge the two carmakers, a person briefed on the announcement said Monday.


Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival

General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Auto union opens talks with Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

The United Auto Workers union began to focus bargaining on Fiat Chrysler Monday with the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Fiat Chrysler-PSA deal likely to bring fewer brands, models

Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Peugeot said Thursday they have agreed to merge to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker with enough scale to confront big shifts in the industry, including …


Fiat Chrysler eyes Peugeot merger, seeking strength in size

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday it is in talks with French rival PSA Peugeot in its second bid this year to reshape the global auto industry at a time of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Fiat Chrysler to pay $40M fine for overstating sales numbers

Fiat Chrysler is paying $40 million to settle with U.S. securities regulators who say the automaker misled investors by overstating its monthly sales numbers over a five-year period.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Feds: Engineer manipulated diesel emissions at Fiat Chrysler

A Fiat Chrysler engineer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he rigged software in more than 100,000 pickup trucks and SUVs sold in the U.S. so they would …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Minivan sales keep falling, but experts say they’ll live on

They were the suburban vehicle of choice in the 1990s and early 2000s, but ever since, minivans appeared to be riding the slow lane to extinction.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Renault delays decision on Fiat Chrysler marriage proposal

Renault has delayed a decision on whether to merge with Fiat Chrysler, a deal that could reshape the global auto industry as carmakers race to make electric and autonomous vehicles …


Renault talks with Nissan about Fiat Chrysler merge proposal

Fiat Chrysler’s proposal to merge with Renault has been presented to Nissan, adding another big question to the list of uncertainties facing the Japanese automaker.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K cars due to rollaway risk

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.


Former United Auto Workers VP charged in corruption probe

A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from …


Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles on emissions

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles because they don’t meet US emission standards.


Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government to settle allegations it cheated on emissions tests.


Employers jump into providing care as health costs rise

Fiat Chrysler is offering free health care for most of its employees and their families – about 22,000 people – through a clinic the carmaker opened this summer. The company …


Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec gets 5.5 years in union bribery case

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5


Fiat Chrysler unveils plan to make more electrified cars

In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Georgia court rules against Fiat Chrysler in Jeep fire case

Georgia’s highest court on Thursday ruled against Fiat Chrysler, which had appealed a $40 million judgment awarded to the family of a 4-year-old boy who died in a Jeep fire.


Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec pleads guilty in union payoff scheme

A former Fiat Chrysler executive pleaded guilty Monday to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the United Auto Workers, admitting he turned the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Fiat draws interest in Jeep from Chinese rival amid asset review

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s fast-growing Jeep division has elicited takeover interest from a Chinese rival, the latest sign that the Italian-American company’s businesses may be up for grabs just as …


Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel autonomous car partnership

The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.


Dodge minivans recalled; air bag can inflate unexpectedly

The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravans from 2011 and 2012. The company says eight people have suffered minor injuries from the problem, but no crashes have been reported.


How a Trump tariff could sideswipe auto industry

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or …


Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles for fuel leak, wiper problems

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 89,000 cars and SUVs to fix possible fuel leaks or problems with windshield wipers.


Fiat Chrysler loses appeal in Georgia Jeep fire case

A Georgia court has rejected Fiat Chrysler’s appeal of a $40 million award to a family whose child who died in a Jeep fire.