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Re: Dodge/Chrysler News

Post by theColonel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:40 pm

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Kia still overall better cars than Hyundai, regardless of whatever ownership structure you want to go by. I would rather go with Kia's standards.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Fiat Chrysler to Remove Ailing Sergio Marchionne as CEO


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing for the premature end of the Sergio Marchionne era.

The 66-year-old native of Chieti, Italy, out on medical leave for the past several weeks, won’t return to his CEO roles at the Italian-American automaker or at race car manufacturer Ferrari NV, according to people familiar with the matter. The boards of both companies are preparing to name replacements for him on Saturday, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing confidential matters.

Marchionne’s health condition, which the company hasn’t discussed in detail, speeds up the timeline for a succession decision by early next year that was already seen as a crossroads for the company. Marchionne turned around an ailing Fiat when he took over a more than a decade ago, and he’s been closely tied to the company’s success. Who to run the company is just the first of a number of pivotal choices -- like whether to remain independent -- facing Chairman John Elkann.

Elkann, heir of the founding Agnelli family, has said an internal candidate will replace Marchionne at Fiat Chrysler. Chief Financial Officer Richard Palmer, Europe chief Alfredo Altavilla and the head of the Jeep and Ram brands Mike Manley are the top candidates, according to people familiar with the matter. Meetings took place in Turin on Friday to choose his successor, the people said.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:17 pm

RALPH FOR CEO!!!
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Post by theColonel » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:59 am

Sergio Marchionne, former Ferrari president, FCA chief dead at 66

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:34 pm

Rest in peace, Mr. Sergio. As much as I didn't like all of the buyout talk he kept bringing up, I certainly wish that he could have had his planned retirement later this year.
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Post by theColonel » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:24 am

FCA Outsells Ford For First Time in 11 Years

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:49 am

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Yeah 1 month due to the compass and wrangler. Its a win, but man... non car people buy some boring cars :? :roll:

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:11 am

I would be more impressed if FCA were selling it's own designs in autos and achieved this status rather than their relying on big pickups and warmed-over Daimler-era vehicles.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:03 pm

agreed

Then you got this bad recall on jeep:

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According to documents posted to the JL Wrangler Forums, Jeep is readying a recall for an unknown number of 2018 and 2019 model-year Wrangler SUVs. The issue revolves around the track bar mount, which on some vehicles is shearing off where it is welded to the frame. Since some affected vehicles may be unsold on dealer lots, the automaker has issued a corresponding stop sale.

A Jeep spokesperson confirmed to CNET that there have been no reported accidents related to the issue, and Jalopnik reports that Jeep will inspect roughly 18,000 vehicles for the defect, though it believes only around 720 will be affected. As of the time this story was published, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had not yet posted this recall to its website. There have been a total of five recalls for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, including one for a steering shaft that could separate due to improper welding.

One 2018 Jeep Wrangler owner in North Carolina posted a video to YouTube, seen above, showing track bar mounts that have completely sheared away from the vehicle's frame. These broken welds may cause severe steering degradation and "can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning," according to a dealer notice that was posted to the JL Wrangler Forum. That owner has said Jeep is replacing his Wrangler, but it's not clear if other vehicles are being replaced or repaired.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:25 pm

"... no reported accidents..."- that is the important phrase. FCA is being a "good guy" by voluntarily making a recall before anyone is hurt and without being forced to by the federal government.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 am

Looks like it was just tack welded, and the actual welding part got forgotten. Something as serious as that, they are voluntarily recalling/stopping sales to save their a$$es from lawsuits, more than being a "good guy". Given they are failing before a hint of rust has happened, and probably before these hit 5,000 miles.

They know damn well if they let this one go, it would ruin them.

Given Jeep and Ram are their bread and butter, you bet they jumped on it. Without them, they would be done pretty quickly.
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