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Fiat Chrysler Sees May Industry Sales Flat to Up 0.7 Percent

The U.S. auto industry will remain on track for the best sales year in a decade despite industry growth being flat to up 0.7 percent in May, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. FCA’s forecast is slightly more optimistic than those of Wall Street analysts surveyed by Reuters, who expected a 1 percent ... Read More »

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FCA Rolls Back Powertrain Warranty

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — FCA US has reduced its powertrain coverage for 2016 model-year vehicles following a move by General Motors earlier this year to reduce its warranty coverage. For 2016, FCA will offer a five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty for its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck vehicles powered by gasoline engines, according to a ... Read More »

FCA Stock Closes Ahead of Ford’s for 2nd Time in a Week

Shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV closed up 13 cents to $15.60 a share on Tuesday, a dime higher than Ford Motor Co. — the second time this week that shares of the Auburn Hills automaker have topped its Dearborn rival, reports The Detroit News. Ford stock was down 8 cents Tuesday, dropping 2.6 percent ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Seeks New Trial, Says April Award ‘Grossly Excessive’

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has asked for a new trial following one that ended early in April with a Georgia jury awarding $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in a fiery crash involving at 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, reported Reuters. Evidence and the law did not support that verdict in April, the ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler CEO Defends Jeep Safety

WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne defended the safety of millions of Jeep SUVs recalled for possible gas tank fires, as a Georgia jury hears the case of a 4-year-old boy killed in a Jeep fire, reported The Detroit News. In a 171-page January deposition obtained by The Detroit News, Marchionne said ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Paid CEO Marchionne $38 Million in 2014

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne earned more than $38.06 million in 2014 when all of his bonuses and compensation are included, according to an annual report published by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Thursday, reported Detroit Free Press. An earlier version of this story said Marchionne’s total compensation for 2014 was about $7.2 million using Thursday’s currency ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 703,000 Vehicles in U.S. to Fix Ignition Switches

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators, reported Reuters. The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans from 2008 to 2010 model years and Dodge Journey SUVs from ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Says Recalling 467,500 SUVs Worldwide

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it will recall about 467,500 SUVs worldwide in order to fix a fuel-pump issue that could cause the engine to either stall or not start, reported Reuters. The U.S. arm of Fiat Chrysler said it wasn’t aware of any crashes or injuries linked to this issue. The vehicles affected ... Read More »

GM Sales Jump 18.3%, Ford Up 15.3%, FCA Up 14% in January

Detroit’s automakers on Tuesday all posted strong sales increases in January compared to a year ago, led by General Motors Co.’s 18.3 percent gain — its best January in seven years, reported The Detroit News. Buyers took advantage of low gas prices, easy access to credit and stable feelings about the economy to buy vehicles, ... Read More »

FCA US Profits Drop in 2014 on One-Time Expenses

DETROIT – FCA US, formerly Chrysler Group, reported Wednesday a drop in net income to $1.2 billion for 2014, compared to a net profit of $2.8 billion in 2013, reported MLive. That came despite a rise of 15 percent in revenue to $83.1 billion. The Auburn Hills-based subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said the ... Read More »