Chrysler Agrees to Jeep Recall
The New York Times reports that an ongoing dispute between Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is over, and Chrysler agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps.
The government agency claims that 1993 to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles are prone to catastrophic fires in rear-end collisions.
Chrysler, while still disagreeing with the assessment, will inspect the Jeeps for possible defects. Chrysler will add trailer hitches if needed on some older-model Jeeps to protect them in the event of rear-end accidents.
The automaker maintains the safety of its vehicles, adding that this is a voluntary recall.
Tesla Recall of Model S Cars
Tesla Motors is recalling its 2013 electric vehicles, the Model S Cars because the left-hand seat back may not stay mounted in a crash. The automaker it is not aware of any complaints, accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
Car owners do not need to bring their cars in: Tesla will contact owners of the 1,228 cars and will pick up the cars for repair. The sedans were built from May 10, 2013 to June 8, 2013.
Read the full story at Edmunds.com.
More Bad New for Car Dealers Overseas
As the economy in Europe continue to decline, car sales fell in May to their lowest level in two decades. The debt crisis and the decline of the common currency, the Euro, has even affected cars sales in Germany, where the economy has not been as negatively affected.
The hardest fit car companies were PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, General Motors, Ford and Fiat.
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