1. Chrysler won't face a nationwide class-action lawsuit for their Uconnect woes. At least not yet.

    A lawsuit filed in Kansas saught nationwide status but the judge ruled the plaintiffs based their claims on Kansas law which cannot govern out-of-state transactions. The case will continue for Kansas owners who purchased or leased a Chrysler vehicle with an 8.4-inch Uconnect system on or after 01/23/2013.

    The plaintiffs claims are something most Chysler owners are familiar with. The Uconnect system freezes, the screen goes blank, and there's no way to control the climate or view the backup camera. The lawsuit said the problems continue even after multiple replacements of the entire system.

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    s your 2016 Chrysler 200's steering feel a bit loose? There might be a good reason why because Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says the chassis fastener joints can fail or fall out and cause problems with steering and handling.

    Well, that would stink. There are multiple checkpoints in assembly lines meant to avoid situations like this, but here we are anyway.

    FCA didn't say how many cars were affected, but did say they already notified the limited number of owners as part of a recall.

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  3. Three fatalities. Five injuries. One massive recall for Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.

    The automaker says it opened an investigation in April 2015 after 10 crashes were reported, and after months of research, engineers determined the occupant restraint control modules may short-circuit and prevent the frontal airbags-and-seat-belts, seat belt pre-tensioners and side air bags from deploying in a crash.

    At the time the recall was announced, FCA didn't have a solution or a date when the it'd begin. There's a full list of the 1.9 million recalled vehicles on CarComplaints.com, and those looking for more info can call FCA at 800-853-1403. Give them recall number S61.

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  4. Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling certain vehicles that may experience a sudden loss of propulsion because their wiring harnesses weren't crimped enough. Come on FCA, crimp my ride.

    The automaker was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.

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  5. FCA says it's time to dump the transmission pumps in 37,000 vans and SUVs.

    An internal investigation by FCA found their transmission pumps "may not conform to specifications" and can cause a sudden loss of propulsion.

    "Recalled are 2015-2016 Dodge Journey crossover SUVs, 2015-2016 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and 2016 Ram ProMaster full-size vans."

    There's no word on when the recall will begin.

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  6. Own a 2001-2002 Chrysler Sebring or Dodge Stratus with a beige interior?

    Your car might be part of a recall for sun visor straps. Again.

    "The cars were previously repaired for a June 2015 recall issue using an incorrect part that may not prevent the passenger side sun visor from detaching if the passenger frontal airbag deploys and the passenger side sun visor is folded down in a certain position."…

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  7. What's worse than seat belts that don't work? How about seat belts that don't work and can turn into projectiles in a crash.

    The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans have overhead seat belt stow clips that can break and cause the seat belts to be useless in a crash. The clips can also turn into projectiles and cause harm to occupants.

    The issue was narrowed to Pacifcas built between 02/22/2016 and 04/28/2016, roughly 3,500 vans. They'll all need to be recalled, but Chrysler hasn't said when that'll begin.

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  8. How's this for a review?

    The government says Chrysler's electronic gear shifter "appears to violate several basic design guidelines for vehicle controls." They go on to say it isn't consistent or easy to use. Tell us how you really feel.

    Despite all that, they have closed their investigation because Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has agreed to recall more than a million vehicles and update their gear shifter's software.…

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  9. Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) will stop using any Takata airbag that doesn't use a drying agent.

    _The automaker says within the next week it will stop manufacturing vehicles in North America with airbag inflators that don't contain the drying agent. The entire process will be stopped worldwide by mid-September.

    Chrysler says most airbag inflators in FCA vehicles have propellants other than unprotected ammonium nitrate, while other inflators do contain ammonium nitrate, but those inflators are equipped with the desiccate.

    "I didn't see this coming," said no-one, ever.

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  10. Some 2016 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravans are being recalled to make sure the third row seats don't fall off.

    The recalled vehicles were built between March 16, 2016 and March 17, 2016.

    "[The vehicles] have nuts on the third-row seatback that weren't torqued properly during assembly. The loose bolts may not hold the seatback, even more so in a crash."

    The recall is expected to begin on on June 30, 2016.

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