Jeep Liberty Fire Investigation Officially Closed

Jeep Liberty Fire Investigation Officially Closed
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is closing its investigation of certain Jeep vehicles for a potential fire risk without seeking a recall. Continue Reading...

NHTSA Investigating Jeep Liberty for Potential Fire Risk

NHTSA Investigating Jeep Liberty for Potential Fire Risk
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“Give me liberty, or give me death!” This famous quotation is attributed to American patriot Patrick Henry. His willingness to lay down his life for a cause is enviable but we’re pretty sure he wouldn’t want to die by fire. As such it’s a good thing he doesn’t drive a Jeep Liberty. Continue Reading...

Owners Push NHTSA to Conduct Crash Tests on Jeep SUVs

Owners Push NHTSA to Conduct Crash Tests on Jeep SUVs
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Jeep owners are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to insist that Chrysler do more than install trailer hitch assemblies on older Jeep SUVs as well as having the vehicles crash-tested with the protective trailer hitches. Continue Reading...

Jeep Future Product Rollout Detailed

Jeep Future Product Rollout Detailed
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With Fiat and Chrysler finding ways to share technology in order to push their brands forward, the Jeep brand is now about to get some attention, with new models in the pipe including diesel vehicles and SRT variants. Continue Reading...

Nine Cars Discontinued for 2013

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Nine Cars Discontinued for 2013
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Each year various models of vehicles are discontinued, and with 2013 around the corner, it’s worth taking a moment to see which vehicles we won’t be seeing on dealership lots starting next year.  Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Recall Expands to 347,000 Units

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Jeep Liberty Recall Expands to 347,000 Units
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Adding to an already-existant recall, the number of Jeep Liberty SUVs affected is climbing to almost 347,000 because of a problem with the lower control arms in the rear suspension. Continue Reading...

2014 Jeep Liberty Getting Smaller Pentastar V6

2014 Jeep Liberty Getting Smaller Pentastar V6
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In an effort to curb spending, improve fuel economy and simplify its manufacturing process Chrysler introduced a new 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6 engine several years ago, with a plan that it would replace up to seven other V6 engines. With that plan now mostly complete, the next stage in development is to down-size that engine, with… Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Recall of 209,000 Units Over Rust Issue

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Jeep Liberty Recall of 209,000 Units Over Rust Issue
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Recalls are a norm in the automotive business, but rarely do we hear about a recall that just affects vehicles that are living in certain climates. Jeep has just announced that it will recall 209,724 units of its Liberty model, built for model year 2004 and 2005. However, the recall is only for States that… Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Safety Investigation Upgraded by NHTSA

Jeep Liberty Safety Investigation Upgraded by NHTSA
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The ongoing investigation into the unwarranted air-bag deployment of almost 387,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs has been upgraded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The affect model years are from 2002-2003 and the investigation began when NHTSA received seven complaints from owners last September. Investigators now have 87 reports of either the driver or… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne Silent About Model Names

Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne Silent About Model Names
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After announcing that the new Dodge compact won’t be called a Hornet, speculation began on what it will be named when it’s released. Even though it’s set to unveil at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne still isn’t hinting at what the new Dodge compact will be called, nor… Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Replacement Plans To Be Revealed Wednesday

Jeep Liberty Replacement Plans To Be Revealed Wednesday
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The future of the Jeep Liberty will be revealed Wednesday when Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne  will visit the Toledo, Ohio plant that currently builds the truck. The new Liberty will shed its traditional off-road roots and move to a Fiat-based car platform. While the move to a crossover may anger traditionalist, Marchionne was apparently less… Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Replacement May Become Car-Based Crossover

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Jeep Liberty Replacement May Become Car-Based Crossover
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As to what form the next generation Liberty will take, what we do know is that it will most likely be built off Fiat’s new CUSW architecture, which will underpin a number of next generation Chrysler group small and mid-size cars and SUVs. Continue Reading...

2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Investigated For Premature Airbag Deployment

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2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Investigated For Premature Airbag Deployment
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Jeep Liberty SUVs built between 2002 and 2003 for an issue regarding the premature deployment of airbags. NHTSA said that they’ve received 7 complaints regarding airbags deploying without a crash, with 5 of these incidents having caused injuries. 387,356 vehicles are said to be affected by the issue. [Source: Automotive News] Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Investigated By NHTSA Over Suspension Failures

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Jeep Liberty Investigated By NHTSA Over Suspension Failures
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NHTSA is investigating some 370,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs due to potential rust issues involving the lower control arms. NHTSA has recieved 9 complaints so far regarding rear control arm failure due to corrosion, with two of the incidents occurring at speeds greater than 50 mph. The Liberty has faced three previous recalls, in 2003 and 2006, totaling over 1 million… Continue Reading...

Mopar Rolls Out Six Jeep Models For Moab

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Mopar Rolls Out Six Jeep Models For Moab
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For some, the Easter Jeep Safari at Moab, where off-roaders from across the world to tackle the trails of Utah’s Red Rock country, is a big deal. So big, in fact, that Jeep is choosing the mid-April event to unveil six new models hopped up by Mopar. These six models range from turning the mild-mannered… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Recalls Ram 1500, Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty for Brake Issues

Chrysler Recalls Ram 1500, Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty for Brake Issues
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The recall is scheduled to begin at the start of August and dealers will inspect the brake lines on the affected vehicles and replace them for free if they are discovered to be faulty. Continue Reading...

Ford And Chrysler Announce Recalls

Ford And Chrysler Announce Recalls
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The Ford Transit Connect, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro and RAM 1500 are being recalled by Ford and Chrysler respectively, for separate issues. A pushpin that holds the Transit Connect’s headliner in place could come loose, a seemingly minor error that according to Ford’s statement on a NHTSA website, “…could exceeded head injury criteria requirements set… Continue Reading...

Five of 12 Midsize SUVs Don’t Make The IIHS Roof Rollover Grade

Five of 12 Midsize SUVs Don’t Make The IIHS Roof Rollover Grade
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Sometimes, okay just doesn’t cut it. Like when it comes to how well the roof of your midsize SUV holds up in a rollover. New results from the first roof strength tests on midsize SUVs conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that automakers still need to make improvements to these types… Continue Reading...

Report: Fiat’s Five Year Chrysler Group Plan, Model by Model Breakdown

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Report: Fiat’s Five Year Chrysler Group Plan, Model by Model Breakdown
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Last week Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne set out a long-winded plan for the future of the American automaker and how its future will be closely tied to its new Italian parent company. There was a lot to digest at the seven hour press conference and so we thought a model by model breakdown would be… Continue Reading...

Jeep Launches New Rocky Mountain Edition Versions of the Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee Models

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Jeep Launches New Rocky Mountain Edition Versions of the Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee Models
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To help boost sales Jeep has just launched the new Rocky Mountain Edition versions of the Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee. This new trim level delivers $2,300 in options for an add-on price of just $1,595 over the base MSRP. The Jeep Patriot Rocky Mountain Edition gets 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, a leather steering wheel… Continue Reading...