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    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, FCA, Toyota extend production suspension at North American plants
    Automakers in North America have announced further extension in production suspension in response to  a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In a press release issued on 26 March, Ford said it was aiming to restart production at select plant in North America as early as next we...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ferrari extends production suspension at Italy plant to 14 April
    Ferrari has said that it plans to resume production at its Maranello and Modena plants in Italy from 14 April, but this decision will be subject to supply chain continuity, according to a company press release on 27 March. The Italian luxury car maker, along with most international OEMs have suspend...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers offer help to build medical ventilators
    The automotive industry is collaborating to help medical equipment suppliers ramp up production of medical ventilators to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported last week. Last week, General Motors (GM) partnered with Ventec Life Systems to increase the product...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA suspends production across all plants in North America until end of March
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) agreed on 18 March to gradually stop production at all its plants across North America through the end of March to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release. According to FCA’s 2019 Annual Report, the c...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    FCA picks Cerence Drive for voice recognition in Uconnect 5 platform
    Cerence has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has selected voice recognition–technology Cerence Drive for the new Uconnect 5 global platform, the company said in a press release on 17 March. Customers can access Uconnect 5 by a voice command that corresponds to the brand like “He...
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW, GM, Ford, FCA form task force to protect manufacturing and warehouse workers
    GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have teamed up with the United Auto Workers (UAW) to set up a coronavirus task force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers working at all three automakers, Ford said in a press release on 15 March. The task force will ...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA’s Windsor plant in Canada resumes operations after brief halt
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has resumed production at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on 13 March, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 13 March. The automaker halted production for one day after union raised concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vi...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    FCA recalls 33,237 vehicles in US over issue with clutch pressure plate
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 33,237 vehicles in the US over an issue with the clutch pressure plate, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 3 March. The recall covers certain model year 2018–20 Jeep Wrangler ...
    17-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA Italy, Maserati to temporarily suspend production across majority of European plants
    Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that two of its subsidiaries in Italy will halt manufacturing operations until 27 March, in the light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued on 16 March, the suspension on m...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles temporarily halts operations at some Italian plants
    As part of the steps being taken for addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has implemented several measures across its facilities in Italy to support this nationwide campaign. According to a press release issued by FCA on 11 March, the company wil...
    12-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    FCA unveils all-electric version of Fiat 500
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled the all-electric version of Fiat 500, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. The car is equipped with a 42-kWh lithium-ion battery that enables a range of 320 kilometers, as per WLTP. The engine has an output of 87 kW, providing a maximum sp...
    06-Mar-2020 News New Products
    INVESTMENT: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to invest USD400 million to build engines at idled transmission plant in Indiana
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced plans to invest USD400 million to repurpose its idled transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana, US, to build engines, the company said in a press release on 5 March. The planned investment will help the plant to retain 1,000 jobs and add nearly 200 jobs to ...
    06-Mar-2020 News Investments
    FCA to drop a shift at Windsor assembly plant in Canada
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that it will be dropping a work shift at its assembly plant in Windsor, ON, Canada. According to a report filed by motoring publication Automotive News on 27 February, the company has stated that it will be switching to a two-shift operation from the pri...
    FCA to start production of Fiat 500 BEV from June
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to start the production of its Fiat 500 all-electric hatchback at its Turin plant in Italy in June this year, the company announced in a press release on 17 February. The plant has already started production of the hybrid version of the Maserati Ghibli. FC...
    19-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Maserati announces development and production plan for new electrified vehicle range
    Maserati has announced that all new Maserati models will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems, according to a company press release on 14 February. Maserati said that all the new models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy. The company announced that its electrificat...
    Fiat Chrysler selects IDEMIA’s Dakota eSIM and subscription manager platform ‘Smart Connect’
    IDEMIA has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has picked its eSIM and subscription manager platform ‘Smart Connect’, a company press release on 10 February showed. The DAKOTA eSIM will be integrated directly into new FCA vehicles. The solution gives the automaker the option to cho...
    FCA recalls 84,978 units of Ram 2500 and 3500 in US over transmission fluid leakage issue
    84,978 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles in the United States are being recalled over a transmission fluid leakage issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-20 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup vehicles ...
    11-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 3,000 vehicles in US over issue with front axles
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of nearly 3,000 vehicles in the United States over an issue with front axles, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year 2020 Jeep Wrangler sport utility...
    05-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Dakkota Integrated Systems plans to build new auto parts assembly facility in US state Michigan
    Dakkota Integrated Systems plans to build a new auto parts assembly facility in the US state Michigan, according to a report by Area Development on 23 January. The company plans to construct a 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan. The company intends to invest up to USD45 ...
    30-Jan-2020 News Investments
    FCA recalls 347 units of Jeep Wrangler in Canada over risk of loss of steering control
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 347 vehicles in Canada over a risk of loss of steering control, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 24 January. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. Significance: In the affect...
    30-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 19,877 vehicles in Canada over problem with transmission shift cable
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 19,877 vehicles in Canada over a problem with the transmission shift cable, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 23 January. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014-19 Ram Promaster vehicles. Significance: I...
    30-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    TomTom to supply maps, navigation and live services for FCA's Uconnect 5 infotainment system
    TomTom will supply maps, navigation and live services for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) next-generation Uconnect 5 infotainment system, the company said in a press release on 27 January. Customers who will buy the upcoming Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia and Ram Trucks veh...
    FCA recalls 544 vehicles in Australia over issue with transmission wiring harness
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall of 544 vehicles in Australia over an issue with the transmission wiring harness, according to a recall notice on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) earlier this month. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 201...
    29-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    FCA unveils Uconnect 5 global platform with Android’s automotive operating system
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled the latest version of its infotainment system, the Uconnect 5, the automaker said in a press release on 27 January. Uconnect 5 is built on Android’s automotive operating system. Uconnect 5 has also integrated Amazon Alexa voice assistant which can pl...
    28-Jan-2020 News New Products
    FCA recalls 222,207 vehicles in US over issue with transmission shifter cable
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 222,207 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the transmission shifter cable, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 201...
    28-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Fiat ends production of 1.3L diesel engine in India
    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has ended the production of its 1.3L Multijet diesel engine in India, Autocar India reported on 24 January, citing a company statement. Fiat said that Parts will be available at all FCA authorised workshops for the next 10 years for any Fiat vehicle equipped wit...
    Maserati starts testing all-electric powertrain
    Maserati has started testing is first all-electric powertrain, the company announced in a press release on 23 January. Maserati has built some experimental vehicles equipped with the new powertrain at the new Innovation Lab in Modena, Italy. The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the br...
    24-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Sogefi supplies oil filter to FCA group for “FireFly” engines
    Sogefi is supplying its oil filter to Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) for its "FireFly" petrol engine family, the company announced in a press release on 22 January. The new "FireFly" engines were recently launched on various models, starting with the new FIAT 500X and the Jeep Renegade. Significa...
    FCA Group in talks with Foxconn to set up new JV for EVs, IOV business in China
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in discussion with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd (also known as Foxconn) to set up an equal joint venture (JV) to develop and produce battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in China, the automaker confirmed in a press release on 17 January. The JV w...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 1,352 vehicles in US over issue with rear brake caliper
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 1,352 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the rear brake caliper, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2020 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X v...
    07-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    CES 2020: FCA to present new in-vehicle user experience in Airflow Vision concept
    FCA is presenting its Airflow Vision concept at the CES 2020, being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States, the automaker said in a press release. The concept, based on the floor of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, envisions the next-generation of user in-vehicle experience by h...
    06-Jan-2020 News New Products
    FCA joins Plug and Play, MMSDC to set up ‘Mobility Innovation Hub’ in Detroit
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will join a partnership formed between Plug and Play, and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) to bring a new innovation hub in Detroit, United States, according to a company press release on 2 January. The automaker plans to open a new hub by Ju...
    FCA recalls 1,494 vehicles in Canada over issue with rearview camera image
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 1,494 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the rearview camera image, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018–19 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The recall affects vehicles equippe...
    03-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    CES 2020: Jeep to unveil Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrids
    Next week, at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show 2020 (CES 2020) event in Las Vegas, US, the Jeep brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be showcasing three new plug-in hybrid vehicles. According to a press statement issued by the company on 2 January, the plug-in hybrid versions of the Je...
    03-Jan-2020 News New Products
    FCA recalls 20,400 vehicles in US over issue with backup-camera display
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling nearly 20,400 vehicles in the United States over a software error in the backup-camera, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2018-19 Chrysler Pacifica...
    02-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 3,329 vehicles in US over airbags, seatbelts issues
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall 3,329 vehicles in the United States over issues with airbags and seatbelts, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2005-2006 Dodge Viper veh...
    31-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 20,441 vehicles in US to update radio software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 20,441 vehicles in the United States to update radio software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-2019 Pacifica vehicles equippe...
    31-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agree to sell Teksid’s cast iron business to Brazilian supplier Tupy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered into an agreement with Tupy S.A. to sell FCA’s global cast iron automotive components business, which is operated through FCA’s subsidiary Teksid S.p.A., the automaker said in a press release on 20 December. The proposed sale includes Teksid’s cast i...
    Groupe PSA and FCA agree to merge; sign binding ‘Combination Agreement’
    Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have agreed to the terms of a previously-announced merger and signed a binding ‘Combination Agreement’ today (18 December), the two companies said in a joint press release. The 50:50 merger paves the way for creating the world's fourth largest autom...
    FCA establishes unified product development organization to improve speed-to-market
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced in a press statement released on 12 December that the company has established a new, streamlined product development organization. This organization structure will reduce complexity and improve delivery effectiveness and the resulting efficiency gai...
    FCA joins 'Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network' for ethical EV supply chain
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has joined the ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ (RSBN), to ensure an ethical supply chain for its electric vehicles (EV), the company announced  in a press release on 10 December. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform and assured by RCS Global Group, ...
    AAM supplies drivetrain components for 2019 Ram pickup trucks
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has announced in a press release issued on 5 December that it has increased its production of driveline systems. The company, based in Detroit, Michigan, has expanded its driveline production operations in order to supply front and rear axles to a line of...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 51,788 vehicles in US to replace shifter cable adjuster
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall of 51,788 vehicles in the United States to replace shifter cable adjuster, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-2013 Fiat 500 vehicles equi...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    FCA recalls 72,761 vehicles globally due to degraded shift cable bushings
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 72,761 units of model-year (MY) 2012-13 Fiat 500 vehicles globally due to degraded shift cable bushings, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 27 November. The recall covers 51,788 vehicles in the United States, 10,627 units in Canada, 3,520 ...
    28-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler recalls 528,594 vehicles in US over issue with fuel pump relay
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 528,594 vehicles in the United States over an issue with fuel pump relay, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects model year (MY) 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall nearly 697,800 SUVs globally over electrical fault risk
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will recall nearly 697,800 sport utility vehicles (SUV) worldwide over an electrical fault risk, according to a report by Reuters on 21 November. The recall affects model year (MY) 2011-2013 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The recall covers around 528,500 ...
    22-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 34,764 vehicles in Canada over issue with fuel pump relay
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 34,764 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the fuel pump relay, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2011–13 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Significance: In t...
    20-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 10,627 vehicles in Canada over issue with transmission shift cable adjuster
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 10,627 vehicles in Canada over an issue with transmission shift cable adjuster, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2012-13 Fiat 500 models. Significance: In certai...
    20-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 30,354 vehicles in US over issue with seat strikers
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 30,354 vehicles in the US over an issue with seat strikers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles. The recall is...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 6,000 vehicles in Canada due to seat latch problem
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 6,000 vehicles in Canada owing to a seat latch problem, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Dodge Grand Caravans. Significance: In certain vehicles, the s...
    14-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 50,259 vehicles in Canada over issue with exhaust gas recirculation cooler
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 50,259 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2014–19 Ram 1500 vehicles. Significance: ...
    14-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Chrysler recalls 107,979 vehicles in US over engine cooling issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 107,979 vehicles over an engine cooling issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014-2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic Pickup trucks equ...
    07-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    FCA, PSA Groupe agree to combine business in 50:50 merger
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA have agreed to combine their businesses in a 50:50 merger, the two automakers said in joint press release today (31 October). The Board of Directors of FCA and the Supervisor Board of PSA have given mandates to their respective senior management teams t...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Yokohama supplies OE tires for 2020 Chrysler Voyager
    Yokohama is supplying its Avid S34RV all-season tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s 2020 Chrysler Voyager, according to a report by Tire Business on 24 October. The fitment covers the North American market, including the United States, Canada and Mexico, ...
    FCA to set up battery assembly complex in Italy
    FCA is planning to set up a new battery assembly complex in in Turin, Italy, the company announced in a press release on 22 October. The new "Battery Hub" will be located in the Mirafiori complex and preparations will begin in early 2020. FCA will invest around EUR50 million (USD55.7 million) in the...
    24-Oct-2019 News Investments
    FCA starts first tests on new Jeep Compass production line at Melfi Plant in Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has begun testing a new production line for the Jeep Compass SUV at its Melfi plant in Basilicata, Italy, according to a press release by Jeep last week. The plant is set to commence commercial production of the new Compass in the first quarter of 2020. This is expect...
    22-Oct-2019 News Investments
    FCA recalls 220,317 vehicles in Canada because of tailgate locking mechanism issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 220,317 vehicles in Canada because of an issue with the tailgate locking mechanism, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2013-18 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles. ...
    04-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    All new Maserati models to adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems, autonomous driving capabilities
    Italian luxury and sports car manufacturer Maserati has just announced plans in the electrification and production of its upcoming vehicles and autonomous driving technologies. This is in line with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA’s) new investment plan that involves the production...
    27-Sep-2019 News Investments
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 5,495 vehicles in US over issue with brake calipers and hoses
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 5,495 vehicles in the US over an issue with the brake, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Ram 2500, 3500, and 3500 Cab Chassis trucks. The...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 5,294 vehicles in US to replace steering gear
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 5,294 vehicles in the US to replace the steering gear, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The recall is e...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    FCA partners with grid operator Terna for V2G technology trials in Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Italian grid operator Terna for trialing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, the automaker announced in a press release on 19 September. The two companies will set up an  E-mobility Lab at Terna's location in Turin, which will test performan...
    Chrysler recalls 3,427 MY2020 Jeep Gladiator vehicles in US due to replace driveshaft
    Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 3,427 units of model year 2020 Jeep Gladiator vehicles in the United States to replace driveshaft, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall is expected to begin ...
    18-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Chrysler recalls 693,128 vehicles in US repair the tailgate latch
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FAC) is recalling 693,128 vehicles in the United States to repair the tailgate latch, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers model year (MY) 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pick...
    16-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    FCA picks Transatel’s cellular connectivity solution to provide universal 4G connectivity in EU, EFTA
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Italy has selected Transatel to provide universal 4G connectivity and a comprehensive connectivity management platform for its vehicles all countries in the European Union (EU) and in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) regions, the company said on 9 Septe...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to add rear seat reminder technology in all models
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will add rear seat reminder technology across its global passenger-vehicle lineup, the automaker announced in a press release on 4 September. The systems operate to alert a driver to the presence of a child if a rear door was opened at the start of a trip. Signific...
    Fiat Chrysler recalls 1,683 vehicles in Australia to update body control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of 1,683 vehicles in Australia to update body control module software, according to a notice by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017-2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa ...
    27-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
    Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, ...
    GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobile to recall 9,052 vehicles in China over software issue
    GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobile, a joint-venture between GAC Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA), is recalling 9,052 vehicles in China to fix a problem with the software of the powertrain control module (PCM), the Chinese market regulator State Administration for Market Regulator (SAMR) said in a ...
    15-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Sunroof solutions in automotive
    The automobile roof has been generally treated as another closure component protecting the occupants from environmental and NVH conditions. There has also been an element of safety combined with the design of passenger cells and connection of the pillars. However, over time the roof has become an in...
    Fiat Chrysler starts building new assembly line at Turin plant in Italy to produce Fiat 500 EVs
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has started building a new assembly line at its Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, to manufacture the all-electric Fiat 500, Reuters reported on 11 July, citing Pietro Gorlier, FCA’s chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. FCA is planning to invest...
    17-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Fiat offers three engine options with model year 2020 Toro pickup in Brazil
    Fiat is offering the new 2020 Toro pickup with three powertrain options in Brazil, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. The 2020 Toro will get three engine options, Flex 1.8 and 2.4 and Turbodiesel 2.0, which will be mated to three different transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6- and...
    16-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 41,169 vehicles in US over issue with airbag sensors
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 41,169 vehicles in the United States over issue with airbag sensors, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. The recall is e...
    16-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    AD Plastik secures orders worth EUR20.7 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to supply interior parts
    Croatia-based supplier of plastic components AD Plastik has secured orders worth EUR20.7 million (USD23.4 million) from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to supply interior parts, according to a company press release in April this year. The company will supply interior components and air ducts for ...
    Dakkota Integrated Systems plans to build new plant in US city Detroit to supply FCA
    Dakkota Integrated Systems announced today a plan to build a new manufacturing facility in Detroit in the United States to supply parts to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), according to a press release on the official website of the City of Detroit on 9 July. To this end, Dakkota plans to invest...
    10-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 83,000 Jeep Cherokee in US to fix transmission clutch defect
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled 83,000 Jeep Cherokee vehicles in the United States due to a faulty transmission clutch, Automotive News reported on 8 July citing FCA spokesman Eric Mayne. Another 10,485 vehicles in Canada, 287 in Mexico, and 6,758 outside North America have been recalle...
    09-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces two recalls in Australia affecting 1,581 vehicles
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued two recalls in Australia affecting 1,581 vehicles over separate issues, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said in a statement earlier this month. The first recall covers 814 units of model year (MY) 2007 Dodge Nitro vehicles ...
    08-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat unveils all-electric van Ducato
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled its Fiat Ducato all-electric van, the company announced in a press release on 1 July. The Ducato will come with a number of battery options for a total range of 220 to 360 km, as per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The van has a maximum power outpu...
    04-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    Key automakers, suppliers jointly publish first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles
    A group of 11 automakers and suppliers have come forward to publish what they claim to be the automotive industry’s first framework for development, testing, and validation of autonomous vehicles. These 11 companies—Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA, HERE, Infineon, Intel, and V...
    ZF to supply new, 8-speed AT to FCA
    ZF has been selected to supply an 8-speed transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), according to a press release by ZF today (3 July). The transmission is for RWD and AWD vehicles with front-longitudinal drive configuration. The order also includes a significant share of hybrid transmissions ...
    Nexteer opens new EPS plant in Morocco
    Nexteer Automotive held an opening ceremony yesterday (26 June) of its first African plant in Kenitra, Morocco, according to a company press release. The new facility will manufacture electric power steering (EPS) systems for Groupe PSA, as well as driveline systems for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FC...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to launch new ‘Uconnect Market’ in-vehicle commerce platform
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has launched ‘Uconnect Market’, an in-vehicle commerce platform that will allow customers to make on-demand reservations and to purchase products and services directly from the vehicle touchscreen, FCA said in a press release on 24 June. Using the new platform, dr...
    25-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 295,981 Ram 1500 pickup trucks in US over software glitch
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is voluntarily recalling around 295,981 units of Ram 1500 pickup trucks in the United States to fix a software glitch that may prevent deploying of airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a collision, the automaker said in a press release earlier this mont...
    18-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles partners with Enel X, ENGIE group for e-mobility solutions in Europe
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Enel and ENGIE Group to provide electromobility solutions across Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 June. The partnership with Enel X, the advanced energy services division of Enel, is for Italy, Spain and Portugal and will inc...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to offer all-new 3L V6 EcoDiesel engine in 2020 Ram 1500 in US
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will offer its all-new third generation of the turbocharged 3L V6 EcoDiesel engine in model year (MY) 2020 2020 Ram 1500 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. The new engine generates 260 hp and a peak torque of 650 Nm at 1,600 rpm...
    13-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Fiat Chrysler recalls 295,981 vehicles in US over airbags, seatbelt issues
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) is recalling 295,981 units of model year 2019-2020 Ram 1500 vehicles in the United States, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website last month. The recall is expected to begin 20 July. Significance: I...
    11-Jun-2019 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler partners with Aurora on self-driving technology
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding with self-driving systems provider Aurora Innovation laying the groundwork for a partnership to develop and deploy self-driving commercial vehicles, according to a press release by FCA on 10 June. The two companies have agreed to w...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdraws merger proposal to Renault Group
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has withdrawn its proposal to merge with the Renault Group, the company said in a press release today (6 June). The Italian-American automaker said that the political conditions in France are not ideal for such a merger to proceed successfully. “FCA remains firmly c...
    YASA supplies electric motor for Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale PHEV
    YASA has announced that it is supplying its electric motors to Ferrari for the recently unveiled SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). According to a company press release on 30 May, YASA is supplying a custom designed axial-flux electric motor. The motors will be manufactured in YAS...
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles submits nonbinding ‘merger of equal’ offer to Renault Group
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has submitted a nonbinding ‘merger of equals’ offer to Renault Group, which would create the world’s third-largest automaker with annual sales of 8.7 million vehicles globally, the automaker said in a press release today (27 May). The proposed merger is also exp...
    Maserati to use BMW’s autonomous driving technology
    Maserati will be the first brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) to use autonomous driving technology that a BMW-led consortium is developing, Bloomberg reported on 15 May citing the company’s John Elkann. The technology will offer assisted-driving features on highway, Elkann told an industry ...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Calsonic Kansei completes acquisition of Magneti Marelli
    CK Holdings, the holding company of Calsonic Kansei, has completed the acquisition of Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the company announced in a press release on 2 May. The combined business will operate under the entity ‘Magneti Marelli CK Holdings Co., Ltd.’ The combined ...
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles selects Google, Harman for new connected vehicle ecosystem
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has teamed up with Google and Harman, a Samsung subsidiary, to deliver a new ‘connected vehicle ecosystem’ in its new vehicles, from the second half of 2019, the automaker said in a press release on 30 April. The new ecosystem will offer both on- and off-board sys...
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