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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Maserati to use Alcantara in all-new MC20 supercar’s interior
    Maserati is planning to use Alcantara in the all-new MC20 supercar’s interior, Alcantara S.p.A announced in a press release on 22 September. The premium material will be used for seating, as well as on its headliner, door pillars, side panels, steering wheel, and instrument panel. The new MC20 is ...
    EIB increases FCA’s financing for BEVs and PHEVs to over USD947 million
    European Investment Bank (EIB) has increased its financing to FCA for battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to EUR800 million (USD947 million), the company announced in a press release on 18 September. Investments will be mainly in plants located in southern Ita...
    ZF to supply 8-speed PHEV transmission for Jeep Wrangler 4xe
    Germany-based automotive transmission systems supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has announced that it will be supplying its 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for installation in the new 4WD Jeep Wrangler 4xe with a front-longitudinal drive configuration. According to a ...
    FCA inaugurates V2G pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has inaugurated its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 September. The V2G pilot plant is located in the Drosso logistics area in the evocative headquarters of the Heritage Hub within the Mirafiori ...
    FCA recalls 26,361 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 26,361 vehicles in the United States due to update body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Dod...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 32,318 vehicles in US over issue with engine calibration software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 32,318 vehicles in the United States over issue with engine calibration software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 3500...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 160,229 vehicles in US to modify driver's floormat
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 160,229 vehicles in the United States to modify driver's floormat, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 1500 vehicles equip...
    09-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 160,200 vehicles in US over issue with all-weather floormats
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 160,200 vehicles in the United States over issue with all-weather floormats, according to a recall notice on the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 1500 ...
    01-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    BorgWarner to supply EGR modules for FCA’s mild hybrid vehicles
    BorgWarner, a US-based automotive powertrain components and systems supplier, has announced that it will be supplying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules for the mild-hybrid vehicle fleet of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In a press statement issued by BorgWarner on 26 August, the company m...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FCA recalls 132,000 vehicles globally to update powertrain control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling nearly 132,000 vehicles in globally to update powertrain control module software, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 24 August. The recall covers some 58,000 units in the United States, and 22,079 in Canada. The recall involves certain mod...
    25-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 58,000 vehicles in US to update powertrain control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling Approximately 58,000 vehicles in the United States to update powertrain control module software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2014–16 Jeep G...
    24-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Impact of 48V technology on automotive thermal management systems
    One of the most significant developments in recent times in the automotive field is the emergence of 48V electrical architecture. Steadily increasing levels of electrification in vehicles, from the introduction of electric power steering to large infotainment system displays, are placing heavie...
    FCA recalls 925,239 vehicles in US to replace driver's airbag cover
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 925,239 vehicles in the United States over an issue with driver's airbag cover, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 7 July. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2008–10 Chrysler To...
    23-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Maserati unveils new Ghibli sedan with mild hybrid powertrain
    Italian carmaker Maserati has revealed its first-ever hybrid vehicle, the new Ghibli. According to a press statement issued by the company on 16 July, the new Maserati Ghibli is driven by a fully redesigned 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 330 hp and a peak t...
    17-Jul-2020 News New Products
    FCAꟷGroupe PSA merged entity will be named ‘Stellantis’
    Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) have announced that the name of the entity that will be created when the two companies merge will be ‘Stellantis’. In a press release issued by Groupe PSA dated 15 July, the company revealed the name in a step toward the planned merger that was ...
    FCA recalls 188,249 vehicles in Canada to replace airbag cover on steering wheel
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 188,249 vehicles in Canada to replace airbag cover on steering wheel, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 8 July. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2008–10 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, ...
    15-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    FCA partners with DCS for launching joint EV charging service in Europe
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Digital Charging Services (DCS) to jointly launch electric vehicle (EV) charging service in Europe, DCS announced in a press release on 19 June. The two companies have developed integrated charging services under which Fiat and Jeep customers buying...
    FCA recalls more than 91,000 vehicles globally to fix transmission software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 91,000 vehicles globally to fix transmission software, according to a report by Detroit Free Press on 18 June. The recall affects model year 2014-17 Cherokees equipped with a two-speed power transfer unit. Those with a single speed power transfe...
    22-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 22,600 Pacifica Hybrids in US over issue with 12-V battery connection
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of nearly 22,600 Pacifica Hybrids in the United States over issue with 12-V battery connection, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall involves certain model year 2017–20 Chr...
    11-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Connected car data startup Otonomo partners with FCA for data services in Europe
    Otonomo has announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) under which the startup will get de-identified, aggregated data from FCA connected vehicles in Europe and deliver new use cases such as advanced mapping, advanced traffic management and planning, and smart city applications, a c...
    FCA picks Targa Telematics as technology partner for fleet management services in Europe
    Targa Telematics and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed a multiyear agreement for fleet management solutions in Europe, Automotive World reported on 5 June. Targa will install a black box on FCA vehicles capable of recording and transmitting vehicle data and creating a technological arch...
    Fiat tests new technology to auto switch hybrids cars to electric mode
    Fiat is testing a new technology in Turin city that will automatically switch plug-in hybrid cars to electric mode when entering city centers, Reuters reported, citing the company. The system has been tested on the new Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid plug-in model. According to the report, the project coul...
    FCA picks ENGIE Eps as technology partner for V2G project in Turin
    FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the first phase of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot project at the FCA plant in Turin, Italy, a press release on 20 May read. The project will focus on the interaction between FCA full electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. The ini...
    FCA starts work on V2G pilot project at Mirafiori plant in Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE Eps have started work on the first phase of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project at FCA’s Mirafiori plant in Italy, ENGIE announced in a press release on 20 May. FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the project, to build that infrast...
    FCA recalls 76,280 vehicles in Canada over issue with windshield wiper arms
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 76,280 vehicles in Canada over issue with windshield wiper arms, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 9 April. the recall involves certain model year 2019–20 Jeep Compass and Ram 1500 vehicles. Significance: In certain v...
    20-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 46,772 vehicles in Canada over issue with rearview camera display
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is issuing a safety recall for 47,772 vehicles in Canada over an issue with rearview camera display, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 6 April. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Chrysler Pacifica; Dodge Challenger, a...
    16-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 425,600 vehicles in US to fix windshield wipers
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 425,588 vehicles in the United States to fix windshield wipers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on 9 April. The recall involves certain model year 2019–20 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup...
    15-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 318,537 vehicles in the US over rearview camera display issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 318,537 vehicles in the United States over an issue with backup camera images, according to a report by Consumer Reports on 8 April. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 vehicles with the 8.4- and 12-inch screens. The recall involves MY 202...
    10-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    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
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