updated - February 21, 2020 Friday EST
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling about 180,000 SUVs and pickup trucks in two separate recalls, according to a report from The Detroit News. The recalls are due to a risk of fire for the SUVs and potentially faulty rear axle for the pickup trucks.
Rodney Slater, a former U.S. Transportation Secretary, has been tapped to audit Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s (FCA) safety practices, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The move is part of the FCA’s settlement with federal regulators.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has voluntarily recalled close to 8,000 Jeep vehicles in the U.S. for an upgrade in its software that is prone to hacking, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has said that the combination of General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler would produce good numbers that it would be “unconscionable” for his company not to force a merger with GM, according to a report from Automotive News.
The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday that other carmakers must move to address potential cyberhacking vulnerabilities of their vehicles after several cybersecurity experts showed it is possible to remotely take over Internet-enable vehicles.