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post #1 of 9 Old 07-26-2015, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Chrysler Fined Up to $105 Million for Mishandling Recalls

From ABC... July 26, 2015
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In the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Fiat Chrysler with a fine of up to $105 million for allegedly mishandling the recalls of more than 11 million potentially defective cars.

"We're sending very sharp signals to the industry that we’re not playing around," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. "If you violate the law, if you don’t do recalls properly, you’re going to get called on it."

According to the NHTSA, Chrysler botched nearly two dozen recalls, including those involving Jeeps and Dodges with defective ignition switches, faulty axles, and electrical problems.

Some car owners weren't properly notified of their cars' defects, the government says –- and even when they were, the solutions Chrysler offered weren't always timely or effective.

The company also reportedly refused to share some of its data with the NHTSA, a potential violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

"This is a very good example of how not to do a recall. How not to do 23 recalls, in fact," Foxx said. "There's no way to defend what Fiat Chrysler was doing."

In addition to a $70 million cash penalty, the NHTSA is also fining Chrysler $20 million to address the recall issues, and warning that if the company doesn’t perform, it could face another $15 million in fines -– bringing potential damages to $105 million.

There's "this feeling that maybe, you know, we can slip here and there and it's just the cost of doing business," Foxx said. "We're slapping folks pretty hard, and the idea is to get them in a position where they’re complying with our rules."

Fiat Chrysler says the company "acknowledges the admissions" in the NHTSA's order and accepts the penalty "with renewed resolve to improve our handling of recalls and re-establish the trust our customers place in us."

As part of the record agreement, the car company has agreed to submit to increased oversight, and may even have to buy back more than half a million vehicles.

"If you don't follow the rules and you try to skirt the rules, we’re going to find you," Foxx said. "And we’re going to make you pay."

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-30-2015, 09:46 PM
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The fine they received is significantly less than the judgement of one related lawsuit. Chrysler ordered to pay $149m for Jeep crash death

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Does this cover the N23 recall of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokees??? It is over 2 years now since they did the recall twice and I still have problems where I can not trust in driving my vehicle. What can I do to make Chrysler do the right thing to give me back what used to be a perfect running vehicle??? I can not afford a new vehicle. Thank you!
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Where can I find more information about the "Faulty axles" mentioned above? Ours is falling off with no visible sign of impact... and I can't figure out how to contact a knowledgeable Chrysler representative!
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could you post WHAT recalls were mishandled ?

Suspecting if they were dodging responsibility the recall may not be widely known...

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i been down this road. After the fact i will never buy another Chrysler/Fiat product again ever. Not even if i won a lotto. If not for the fact it is a Jeep and its now a trail jeep i would have dropped it like a hot rock then traded it in. Since none of the issues i had were ever addresses i removed them for safety reasons.

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Non-recall

Anything about the defective gasoline flow control valve in the 2004-06 TJ that sprays gasoline out of the filler neck and onto the vehicle, ground, and sometimes, the person fueling the vehicle?

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Anything about the defective gasoline flow control valve in the 2004-06 TJ
did you talk to your friendly jeep dealer about TSB 14-001-09 REV. A* ? It is related to filling tanks.



* might have later revisions than A

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Hi Jtec,
Sure we have all seen that TSB, which excludes Wranglers built before 2007. Several folks have appealed to FCA and their local dealers and some have even filed complaints with the NHSTA, due to the danger of a fire or explosion from the fuel backflow.
I hate to sound like this, but until the son or daughter of someone famous or important is injured because of this problem, it will never be corrected by FCA.

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