Tiny 2019 Grand Cherokee/Durango recall

A surprisingly small number of 2019 Grand Cherokees and Durangos are being recalled because the supplier didn‘t harden the front differential pinion gears properly. Eventually, this can lead to power loss, not to mention slipping while in Park. Owners may hear a gear whine or grinding noise as the gears wear down.

The solution is a new front differential, which customers don’t have to pay for.

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FCA vs the world (and Silverado) in US sales

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Between the coronavirus and oil-industry devastation, U.S. sales plummeted in March; as one example, Hyundai sales were up by 11% in January and February, but fell by 34% in March (vs February). Mazda’s March sales fell by 45%. (GM, Ford, and FCA only report quarterly.)

Allpar already reported on FCA’s 10% sales drop in the United States; but how did they do compared with others?  First,

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Fast and the Furious Dodge Charger coming to Lego Technic

Doms Charger

If you are a Mopar lover who enjoys building Lego kits, the odds are good that you are familiar with the 2018 Dodge Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger Speed Champions kit that was introduced last year. That kit was great for children and adults, as it wasn’t very expensive and it did a nice job of representing Mopar muscle in the small scale brick world.

The only downside to those miniature Mopars was that,

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Canadian sales: Oddly mixed bag

Not surprisingly, FCA’s Canadian sales dropped by 19% in the first quarter of 2020. There were two reasons: the coronavirus, and, for those in and around the oil industry (most of Alberta and some of BC), an oil war that is devastating shale-oil producers. Oil is currently trading at roughly half the price shale-oil producers need just to break even.

There was some good news, namely a 50% increase in Ram Heavy Duty pickup sales (though only to 3,282,

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FCA US sales down, new incentives and digital sales announced (updated)

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FCA US sales dropped by 10% for the first quarter, as strong momentum in January and February was clobbered by the coronavirus in March. In some states, dealership sales were banned completely in mid-month; by then, many or most dealers had already taken steps including extra sanitizing protocols and providing their best price up front, to cut haggling time and, in turn, reduce the number of people in showrooms.

FCA US sales fell from 498,425 in Q1 2019 to 446,768 in Q1 2020.

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FCA expands Covid-19 relief, providing a million meals to children

FCA has announced the second step in their Covid-19 relief efforts, working with non-profit organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio to feed children while schools are closed, with the intent of this program spreading across the nation and into both Canada and Mexico.

FCA got involved with the Covid-19 relief effort earlier this week by announcing that the company was converting some vehicle production facilities into medical mask production facilities.

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Gilles: New design direction for Dodge?

Lucid Air and Ralph Gilles

Is Dodge heading for a new design direction—something eschewing today’s endless recycling of the same oddly shaped, oversized grilles (a trend which Gilles himself has not overindulged in)? It looks like FCA US design chief Ralph Gilles and Lucid Air are both going in the same direction—sleeker and simpler, without uselessly oversized grilles.

The orange rendering (above left)  is a Dodge experimental design posted by Ralph Gilles recently;

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Ram TRX Rebel to feature adaptive suspension, adjustable steering

We once again had a chance to speak with a few of our contacts inside of FCA who are familiar with the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX Rebel.

Last time we spoke with them, we learned that the supercharged pickup would offer somewhere in the 700-horsepower range and that it would look a great deal like the 2016 concept, except with the general design of the current generation.

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