1. It didn’t take long for a Jeep to be recalled in 2018, although this one is a little bit different.

    Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling more than 62,000 vehicles because of fire extinguisher problems. The extinguishers were made by Kidde between May 5, 2008, to August 6, 2009.

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  2. Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is recalling 470,000 cars with active head restraints after an internal investigation revealed there were problems with the occupant restraint control modules that can degrade.

    The investigation came after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) inquired about AHR complaints in the 2012 Jeep Liberty SUVs and 2012-2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars.

    The Liberty was involved in another AHR recall back in 2013.

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  3. ZF North America is recalling over 500,000 of its 9-speed transmissions (number 9HP48 or 948TE) because they can suddenly slip into neutral.

    The problem is caused by a terminal crimping issue with 26-way connectors on the sensor cluster harness assemblies.  The company says the star-shaped connector was not properly crimped and the problem wasn't caught at the factory because of a manual setting used for measurements.

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  4. A transmission defect known to cause a sudden loss of propulsion is being recalled in over 400,000 Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.

    [FCA] was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.

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  5. Automakers have been swapping out mechanical parts for electronic control units, setting up in-car wifi networks, and connecting infotainment systems to cloud-based services.

    So it was only a matter of time before these technologies got hacked.

    Luckily, the hacking in this case was done by researchers in partnership with Wired.com. Their goal was to point out vulnerabilities in a Jeep Cherokee with an infotainment system.

    And things got crazy, real fast.…

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