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Vehicle Hacking: Temporary Nuisance or Disturbing Trend? (UPDATED)

UPDATE: One could’ve reasonably expected that Harman would respond to the vehicle hacking allegations and, sure enough, they’ve issued a rebuttal. In a Reuters interview, Harman Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal said that he believed that the problem was limited to the 1.4 million vehicles recently recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. “We do not believe this problem exists in any other car outs

U.S. Gov’t Flags FCA for Vehicle Safety Violations (UPDATED)

UPDATE: In a statement, FCA corrects some erroneous reports regarding the scope of the NHTSA vehicle safety recall. FCA will still offer to repurchase vehicles encompassed in its three most recent recall campaigns—2008 through 2012 chassis cab, 2009 through 2011 light duty and 2008 through 2012 heavy duty Ram Trucks—if those vehicles weren’t previously fixed. Alternatively, owners can still keep

To Avoid Cyber Attacks, FCA Issues Vehicle Recall

In the digital age, it’s an unfortunate fact of life that hackers will attack your home computer or favorite website. Now you can add automobiles to the list, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) becomes the first automaker to launch a massive recall in the U.S. in order to protect its vehicles from potential cyber attacks. Fiat Chrysler’s voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles was prompted by co

Ferrari S.p.A. May Save FCA

Ferrari S.p.A is easily one of (if not) the most iconic automaker in the world. Their automotive miracles have never not been plastered all over kids bedrooms (I still own a 360 Modena poster though it no longer graces my wall). Lucky for FCA, they actually own Ferrari S.p.A, and it just may save them in the long run. FCA has been growing like a chicken on hormones thanks to Sergio Marchionne. Wi

Range Rover Recall

Range Rovers have always been seen as a symbol success. They have never come cheap, so more than a few practical decisions typically predate their gracing the garage. They are one of the last remaining examples of British automotive engineering, and the company that makes them makes the only British SUVs on the market. Let’s hope LandRover’s latest recalls do not topple their British S

FCA: Recall Trouble

FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV) has made huge gains since its recent inception. Both auto groups went from the brink of bankruptcy within the past 12 years, to one worth over 6 billion as a result of the US government aided merger. However, the company may not be out of the metaphorical woods yet. FCA is scheduled to have a public hearing with the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety A

Alfa Romeo to Reinvigorate FCA

It is no secret that Sergio Marchionne is using Alfa Romeo to court bigger automakers for a chance at a merger. I even get where he is coming from, if established companies join forces, each of them benefit from the other’s expertise. However, in this case I highly doubt it is Mary T. Barra’s personality Marchionne is going for… I know a gold digger when I see one. It is common knowledge that FCA

Jeep Cherokees Have Unexpected Pyrotechnic Display

Yesterday the newest recall hit Jeep. Cherokees made in 2014 and 2015 are having to be sent back to the dealership for repairs. The problem stems from an unexpected pyrotechnic display, or in other words, Jeep Cherokees (and a Wrangler) have a history of fire related recalls. Fiat Chrysler Automotive is claiming the source of the issue is the same as Takata’s moisture. Apparently, the power liftg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Back From the Brink

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is fighting to get another partner. General Motors is running out of ways to say no, and everyone else has stayed firm with their initial no. Maybe Sergio Marchionne should accept defeat in that battle, and keep chipping the rust off of his company. Maserati came back from obscurity clocking a ludicrous 174 percent increase in yearly sales while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Want a 4C Spider? It Won’t Come Cheap

How much would you expect to pay for a 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider? We’ll give you a minute to come up a price—no peeking ahead to the next paragraph! Now that you have a figure in mind, let’s see if it matches up to the actual retail price… For those wanting to own a 4C Spider when the Italian import lands in North American Fiat Chrysler dealerships this August, pricing starts (yes, starts) at $63