Not too long ago, the automotive conglomerate was recently hit with a massive fine following penalties involving an investigation by the NHTSA over older Jeep products with vulnerable fuel tanks in the event of a rear-end collision, especially if they’re equipped with tow hitches.
But to add salt to that wound, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is being forced into the largest buyback program ever for a separate issue involving recalls for specific Ram truck and Dodge SUV models made from 2008-2012 following a long list of complaints.
In 2013, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles issued a massive recall of around 580,000 Ram pickups and Dodge SUVs, but so far, according to their documentation, only about half of those have been fixed properly. As a result, FCA will buy back all the cars that haven’t been fixed for a price equal to the original purchase price, following an adjustment to factor in depreciation, plus an additional ten percent.
The following vehicles affected by the recall will also be bought back if the issues were not remedied or repaired, as indicated by the original breaking report from The Detroit Free Press:
278,229 vehicles recalled on February 6, 2013 because of a defect that may cause the axle to lock including the:
- 2009 model year Chrysler Aspen
- 2009 model year Dodge Durango
- 2009-2012 model years Dodge Ram 1500
- 2009-2011 model years Dodge Dakota
36,710 vehicles recalled on November 6, 2013 because of a defect that may cause the driver to lose steering power and crash:
- 2008-2012 model years Dodge Ram 4500
- 2008-2012 model years Dodge Ram 5500
265,057 vehicles recalled on November 6, 2013, to repair and replace steering linkages that may cause the driver to lose steering power and crash:
- 2008 model year Dodge Ram 1500
- 2008-2012 model years Dodge Ram 2500
- 2008-2012 model years Dodge Ram 3500
– By: Chris Chin
Stay tuned as we update this post with more information.
Source: Detroit Free Press