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Oops: Bombing in JD Power

FCA turned in a poor performance on the three-year J.D. Power Dependability Study, with every brand but Chrysler coming near last place.

Chrysler, which at the time had the 200, 300, and Town & Country in its lineup, was the best of the bunch, essentially hitting the average — above Subaru, VW, Mazda, Nissan, and Ford, but below every GM nameplate.

Ram pulled even with Ford,

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Dodge bringing some fans to NYC to meet the Demon

FCA announced today that when the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuts in New York City, a few specially selected Dodge fans  will be invited to attend the big event, meeting the men and women involved in bringing this new Demon to life.

Details on the grand debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon are short, but we know that it will meet the world during the opening week of the 2017 New York International Auto Show during the week starting April 10th,

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AWD 300/Charger recall

FCA is recalling 2014-2017 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger cars with all wheel drive, to replace their front propshaft bolts. The company discovered that some bolts may loosen over time, in reviewing warranty data. There are no related injuries or accidents, so far.

Roughly 75,000 vehicles are affected — nearly 70,000 in the US, over 5,000 in Canada, and just 347 outside North America.

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Toledo upgrades mean furloughs

The Toledo Blade reported that around 3,200 workers will be furloughed, or temporarily laid off, while the $700 million Toledo plant renovation and retooling takes place. The changeover could take up to six months, as one of two Toledo plants switches from making unibody, front-drive-based Cherokees to body-on-frame, rear-drive-based Wranglers.

After the workers are brought back, in waves (as production ramps up), the company expects to hire 700 more people. 

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Truth and fiction: Demon power rumors

There are lots of numbers being thrown around in the search for 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon horsepower and torque figures;   some outlets are insisting they have the “official” numbers. Today, we look at these rumored power numbers and whether they could be real hints of the Demon’s output, or just random numbers in marketing materials which are throwing everyone off the trail.

There are no official power numbers for the new Demon,

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