Recall: Charger, Challenger, 300 windshields

Dodge Challenger

If you own a 2020-2021 Dodge Challenger or Charger, or a Chrysler 300, you may have one of 21,258 vehicles (in the USA—there are a couple thousand more in the rest of the world) whose windshields may come out during a crash. Recall Y47 (NHTSA 21V516000) has the dealers take out the windshield and reapply …

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Meet the real future of Chrysler—we think

chrysler airflow vision

Chrysler has fallen to just two models—the Voyager/Pacifica minivan, reported in sales figures as a single model, and the 300. The rumor mill claims that the 300’s future is in doubt. It’s no surprise that many think Chrysler is headed to the chopping block, despite Stellantis’ statement that every brand will get funding and ten …

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Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, DS, etc. get 10 years to prove themselves

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares told reporters yesterday that each brand manager is being given funding and ten years of time to implement their core model strategy. “The CEOs need to be clear in brand promise, customers, targets and brand communications.” If they succeed, they stay—but “they” isn’t perfectly defined. Most writers are reporting that “they” …

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What is Chrysler?

Chrysler badge (on 300G)

What is Chrysler? What makes it unique? These are questions I have asked heads-of-the-Chrysler-brand, without getting particularly useful answers, much less consistent ones. They can hardly be blamed. Nobody seems to have known what Chrysler is, what makes it unique, perhaps since Walter P. Chrysler was in charge. After all, it was Walter—or WPC—who decided …

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New for 2021: GME T6, Magnum, BEVs, and six new cars

2021 Chrysler Saratoga

Sources within Stellantis announced today that they are working on building the GME straight-six turbo (T6) engine, a Dodge Magnum wagon based on the Charger, battery-electric cars, and six new cars—two each for Fiat, Chrysler, and Alfa Romeo. A Stellantis spokesman said, “We don’t talk about future product.” An unofficial source, on the other hand, …

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Production Halted for Challenger, Charger, Ram 1500 and More

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

The global microchip shortage that is causing delays across the entire world’s auto industry hit Stellantis production facilities hard last week, with the automaker announcing multiple weeks of unplanned production stoppages for plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This production stoppage impacts the Dodge Challenger, the Dodge Charger, the Chrysler 300, the Chrysler …

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After Tavares thumbs-up, what’s coming to Chrysler?

Chrysler badge (on 300G)

Frank Rhodes, great-grandson of Walter P. Chrysler, has been crusading to save the brand, making his points on television, newspapers, and the Web. His work on making contact with the Stellantis chief executive yielded a note from Mr. Tavares’ office, which reads in part: “We do reaffirm that we are very proud of this powerful …

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Does Kia Carnival Leapfrog the Pacifica?

The Kia Sedona has been a perpetual far-distant-last-place entry in the American minivan market, but that may change with the 2022 model. Kia is switching to the global nameplate Carnival at the same time. The new Kia Carnival minivan is shaped more like a Range Rover than a Dodge Caravan, with a two-toned interior whose …

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Simple Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler 2.4L TigerShark Oil Use Fix Available

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

If you drive a Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 or Jeep Cherokee, Renegade or Compass with the 2.4-liter TigerShark 4-cylinder engine, there is a chance that you have oil use issues. Some of these engines burn a significant enough amount of oil that owners find themselves regularly adding oil between changes, which is both costly and …

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