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Chrysler recalls over 127,000 cars amid potential braking, stability problems
Yahoo ^ | 5/7/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 05/07/2012 11:35:30 AM PDT by tobyhill

Chrysler Group is recalling some 127,350 current model Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to potential problems in electrical stability control and anti-lock braking systems, the company and U.S. safety regulators said.

Chrysler, majority owned by Fiat SpA , said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires due to the issue.

The recall affects cars from the 2011-2012 model years and produced through December 20, 2011, according to a company filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1 posted on 05/07/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

There is Ford and then there are Japanese made vehicles.

The reliability on the rest is not worth my investment.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 11:38:34 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

I drive a Nissan SUV, my wife a Hyundai Elantra. We refuse to buy GM or Chrysler. No one ever bailed us out, why should we honor their bailouts? Ford? The Hyundai was a better buy.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 11:44:39 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: tobyhill

Imported from the third-world nation of Detroit. No thank you.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 11:47:16 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: bcsco

My last Ford was a 76 Mercury Marqui.
Nissan and Acura since 84.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: tobyhill

Goodbye Chrsyler....gimme a call once you shuck your UNION overlords...(Fiat is ‘ok’...but the union ownership has to go or I go to Ford)


6 posted on 05/07/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kaehurowing

actually Brampton, Ontario, Canada


7 posted on 05/07/2012 11:49:55 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: bcsco

We were stockholders in GM (part of our kids’ college fund) who saw our investment get wiped out while the unions illegally got protected. I will never buy a GM or Chrysler car, or any of my relatives. I drive a Honda Fit.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 11:50:04 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: tobyhill

Fix It Again, Tony.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: G Larry

I had a Marquis, it was about an ‘78 or ‘79. Loved it. But not as much as my Nissan. And that Hyundai is getting my wife 38 mpg combined.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Excellent choices.

Watching those Chrysler ads - you really have to wonder if there really are that many guys who believe buying a ‘pen!s-mobile’ will cover up for their lack of testosterone (or their small ‘instruments’). Any wonder why the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in the US for over three decades?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 11:56:01 AM PDT by NHResident
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To: NHResident
I purchased a used F150 4x4 with 22,500 miles on the odometer in August 2003. It is perfect for getting around on snowy roads in Idaho. Not bad towing my Harley to San Diego for work. Definitely not the right choice for a daily commuter...thus the reason for having a bike for that purpose.

We have a Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4x4 and an Explorer 4x4 as well. Very serviceable vehicles. My son is extracting that last bits of life from the 1994 Saturn SL2. That will be our last ever GM vehicle.

The sons of Iraqi liquor store owners in San Diego seem to favor Chrysler 300 cars. I find the grille work atrocious. What is the attraction?

12 posted on 05/07/2012 12:06:21 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: kaehurowing

I have always loved Mopars, and I own a ‘96 Ram, but never again. The build quality is not worth the price. Every one I’ve rented the past few years has been a POS. We had to rent a minivan a couple years ago, a brand-new Chrysler Town and Country with 800 miles on it—probably a $30,000 car—and the interior fit and finish was honestly worse than my beat-to-hell Ram pickup with 190,000 miles on it.

Forget them. We bought a 2010 Mazda 5 from Carmax three months ago and absolutely love it.

}:-)4


13 posted on 05/07/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: tobyhill

Yes, the stability control that the government mandated on all vehicles sold in the US.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: tobyhill
Chrysler recalls over 127,000 cars amid potential braking, stability problems

Built by muzzie camel jocks and "Imported from Detroit"

15 posted on 05/07/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: tobyhill
My dad once bought a Chrysler.

It had a mechanical quality and durability that virtually screamed "mid-1970's Detroit", and believe me: my dad screamed a lot when talking about that car, or rather to the mechanic when he was informed that the leather-clad and tinted-glass-adorned beast he was still making payments on had...

just eaten another friggin' water pump or fried another solenoid or set of distributor rotors or how the head gasket was leaking (again), or how the leaf springs had rotted halfway through or the rocker panels had to be replaced because the doors didn't shed water properly 'cause the holes were improperly drilled and rust had blossomed there, too, or that the reason a car with only 55,000 miles on it needed so much oil was that the oil pump leaked too (just like the radiator!), finally leading my old man to offer that if he ever saw Ricardo Montalban in person, he'd deck him for ever endorsing such an unmitigated piece of crap.

Ah, yes, the '76 Cordoba. I've still got the hood ornament. Really. My father tore it off the car and mounted it on a piece of marble and went and grabbed his Dymo label maker and tapped out a black adhesive label that said "Schmuck", which he silently affixed to his new little statute and placed it on his work bench where it remained till the day he died, as a reminder never again to be suckered into buying a Chrysler product.

16 posted on 05/07/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Does Brampton have a lot of muzzies on the line?

Or are you theorizing?


17 posted on 05/07/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tobyhill

It could be worse.

Gubmint Motor from a real 3rd world dictate will not make the recall announcement - tough luck for those peons dumb enough to buy their products. Sort of a population control anyway.

If the bad news leaks out, trust “the Gubmint will take care of it”, you peasants go back to your own life. If it doesn’t work, then ‘you got a real nice home there, would be a shame sumting happens to it.....’


18 posted on 05/07/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tobyhill

I think my 2003 Dakota is the last Chrysler product I will ever buy.

No Chrysler by FIAT for me.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: bcsco
just bought a 2012 Elantra that avg 40mpg with no stinking turbo... great car
20 posted on 05/07/2012 1:18:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Ours is a 2011. Same except for comedic changes. My wife loves it.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 1:26:51 PM PDT by bcsco
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1966 Toyota FJ40, owned since 1998, only vehicle I will ever need.
22 posted on 05/07/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: tobyhill

Look for... the union label....


23 posted on 05/07/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Cordoba! Did it have “soft Corinthian leather”?


24 posted on 05/08/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by hawkboy
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To: hawkboy
Actually, the old commercial referred to the car's "fine Corinthian leather", which upon closer inspection and a couple of year's wear turned out to be neither fine nor possessed of any apparent kinship to a cow.
25 posted on 05/08/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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