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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

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, 6:43 p.m.

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, 4:48 p.m.

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, 10:54 a.m.

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, 5:47 p.m.

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, 6:08 p.m.

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, 5:06 p.m.

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.


Automaker plans to close Chrysler Museum in suburban Detroit

Fiat Chrysler plans to permanently close the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in suburban Detroit next month and convert it into office space.


Jeep hackers back at Black Hat with new and scarier method

In front of a packed lecture hall at the Black Hat hacker conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated how they could take control of …


Parents sue Fiat Chrysler over death of ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of Jeep Grand Cherokees, claiming the company manufactured unsafe gear selectors that led …


Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 25 percent

MILAN – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday raised its earnings forecasts after reporting a 25 percent increase in second-quarter profits as SUV and truck sales offset the impact of slumping …


Fiat Chrysler revises sales, shows streak ended in 2013

Fiat Chrysler has revised more than five years of U.S. sales figures and says a much-touted streak of 75 months of gains should have ended in 2013.


Feds probe Fiat Chrysler over alleged false sales reports

Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Fiat Chrysler violated securities laws by getting dealers to falsely report sales in order to inflate the company’s numbers. The company confirmed the investigation …


Fiat Chrysler offers hackers bounty to report cyber threats

Fiat Chrysler is turning to weekend car tinkerers and good-guy hackers to expose software vulnerability in its cars and trucks.


Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.


New suit against automaker mentions Anton Yelchin’s death

A new lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler prominently mentions “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed last weekend by an SUV under recall.


Fiat Chrysler speeds up recall of confusing gear shifters

Fiat Chrysler is speeding up a recall of 1.1 million vehicles with confusing gear shifters like one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin.