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2012 Dodge Durango Crew

2012 Dodge Durango Crew

August 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group will recall 1,661 model-year 2013 Dodge Durango SUVs to replace occupant-restraint control modules.

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First 2013 Dodge Dart off the Line

First 2013 Dodge Dart off the Line

  • Dodge brand ranks highest for overall satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Manufacturer Website Evaluation StudySM
  • Jeep® brand ranks among top five industry brands
  • Study reflects car shopper opinions of automaker websites for content, navigation, appearance and speed

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Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Commercial Vehicle Website and Contest for Small Businesses

Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Commercial Vehicle Website and Contest for Small Businesses

  • New Chrysler Commercial Vehicles website debuts for small businesses
  • Contest begins today; two grand prize winners get a Chrysler Group vehicle
  • New commercial blog debuts with small business content
  • New ‘Chrysler For Work’ social media platforms launch on YouTube and Twitter
  • Chrysler Group small business sales up 36 percent this year through April

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2011Chrysler 300

2011Chrysler 300

May 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced a “No Payments for 90 Days” promotion on the retail purchase of all new 2012 Chrysler,  Jeep®, DodgeRam Truck, and FIAT brand models financed through Ally Financial or Chase Auto Finance.

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Mopar Car Care Tips

Mopar Car Care Tips

October 4, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Before winter settles in, fall is the time for owners to get their vehicles into shape.

“Now is the time to prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter-driving season. Preventative maintenance helps vehicles perform at optimum levels in a variety of conditions. With original-equipment Mopar parts, our factory-trained technicians provide full service to Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT and Fiat vehicles. And with the addition of proven, quality-tested parts from Magneti Marelli, we also service all domestic and most import vehicles as well.”

-Jim Sassorossi,
Head of Sales and Product Development at Mopar®
Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand

Mopar’s Fall Car-Care Checklist

Brakes

Brakes

1: Brakes

Summer travel gives brake pads a heavy workout, resulting in the removal of thin layers. Now is the time to check pads, shoes, rotors, drums, calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hardware and the parking brake for wear and tear.

Tires

Tires

2: Tires

Closely inspect the tread and sidewall areas of tires for uneven or irregular wear. In addition, excessive edge wear, center wear and shoulder wear can act as an indicator for other trouble spots on your vehicle. It’s also important to ensure correct air pressure at all times in order to prevent premature wear. Be sure to check the spare as well. If replacements are needed, Mopar offers a complete lineup of tires and winter tires from BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Kumho, Michelin, Uniroyal and Yokohama brands.

Battery

Battery

3: Battery

Summer heat does the most damage to battery life and is why they often fail in the winter. Check for corroded terminals and a bulging or cracked case. Test and replace battery if necessary.

Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades

4: Wiper Blades

Winter driving conditions challenge your ability to see the road. Mopar’s lineup of wiper blades now includes Beam Blades, which provide superior all-weather performance and aid driving visibility. The wiper blades boast a skin coating that seals the aerodynamic spoiler in order to protect it from winter weather. Mopar Beam Blades also are constructed to eliminate exposed parts and to resist snow- and ice-clogging.

5: Shocks and Struts

For motorists located in cold and snowy climates, fall and winter also usher in a dreaded time of year: pothole season. Shocks and struts are the most overlooked service parts on a vehicle, but they affect ride control and comfort and can also affect a number of related parts. Mopar shocks and struts optimize vehicle handling, tire life and keep vehicles riding smoothly.

Engine Oil

Engine Oil

6: Engine Oil

Ensure your engine oil has the correct viscosity in order to endure cold weather. Engine oil should be changed or replenished at recommended intervals. Low or dirty fluids affect how an engine and its components perform and could potentially cause engine damage under extreme conditions.

7: Fluid Levels

All vehicle fluids and lubricants should be checked and changed at factory-recommended intervals. Key fluids include antifreeze/coolant level and concentration, as well as power steering, brake, transmission and windshield washer fluids.

Engine Belts and Hoses

Engine Belts and Hoses

8: Engine Belts and Hoses

Replace belts and hoses at recommended intervals. Quality-tested Mopar belts and hoses offer precision fit, optimal service life and original-equipment performance.

Air Filter

Air Filter

9: Air Filter

The air filter is designed to protect your engine from airborne contaminants. Poor air flow to the engine inhibits performance and generates greater fuel consumption. A new air filter allows clean, unrestricted air flow into the engine and helps ensure proper performance for a longer life.

10: Headlamps and Taillamps

Days become shorter in the fall and winter, meaning more nighttime driving and increased usage of headlamps and taillamps. Inspect and test all lamps on your vehicle to ensure proper function and proper alignment.

Mopar Fall Service Specials and Rebates

Mopar has a full slate of fall service specials and mail-in rebates on tap for consumers, including:

  • $70 rebates on select sets of four Goodyear premium tires
  • $20 rebates per set of any other four Goodyear tires
  • $20 rebates per set of two Value Line struts
  • $10 rebates per set of two Value Line shocks
  • $2.50 rebates per each Value Line wiper blade (applicable for all makes and models)

At select Chrysler Group dealerships, one special low price for three services: oil and filter change, Mopar Value Line wiper blades and multipoint vehicle checkup, plus a 10 percent discount on needed repairs

At select Chrysler Group dealerships, customers can take advantage of the Mopar Service Clinic, a program that offers free vehicle inspections in October and November

Mopar-First Features

Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
  • Vehicle-information smartphone apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to introduce new vehicle tracking system that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on set parameters
  • 2011 Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
  • WiFi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • Brand-specific customer-care telephone lines: first to offer Sunday service hours to customers
  • WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.

Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles — a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at Mopar.com.

More than 70 Years of Mopar

When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It also was widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s — the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super-stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

September 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – A new advertising campaign for the 2012 Dodge Journey that encourages people to get out and explore the world instead of just reading about it, has an added twist: a chance to win one of three Journey vehicles left hidden across America.

Television and digital spots begin Sept. 9, positioning the Dodge Journey as the “Search Engine for the Real World,” the perfect vehicle for people looking for adventure, flexibility and affordability. The campaign takes viewers on a tour of some of America’s most picturesque landscapes while showcasing the Dodge Journey’s unrivaled versatility.

“The Dodge Journey is the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of vehicles. America’s most versatile crossover is also now the most affordable in its class, starting at $18,995 MSRP. Part compact car, due to its affordable pricing, part SUV with available all-wheel drive, and part van with available seven-passenger seating, the Journey offers best-in-class versatility, driving range and value, allowing Journey drivers to explore all that America has to offer.”

Reid Bigland
President and CEO – Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

The initial 30-second TV spot, “Search Engine,” shows a montage of three Dodge Journeys on various adventures across America – kayakers headed out for a trip, a group of friends on a road trip and a family ready to camp. The spot ends with the viewer being told the vehicle they’ve just seen headed somewhere beautiful is in fact still sitting in that final real world location waiting to be discovered. The first person to find the Dodge Journey, wins it.

In all, three vehicles are positioned in the continental United States waiting to be found, one each in the West, Midwest and East.

Subsequently, three additional TV spots – “West Coast” (debuting Sept. 10), “Midwest” (debuting Sept. 16) and “East” (debuting Sept. 23) – will each reveal details on where one of the Dodge Journey vehicles is headed and where it can be found. If viewers look close enough, in nearly every frame of each of these 30-second spots are clues to the Dodge Journey vehicle’s ultimate destination. The more consumers get to know about the Dodge Journey and its features, the more clues they’ll uncover about where one is waiting to be discovered.

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

The campaign extends to Dodge’s YouTube Channel as consumers unlock clues from additional videos and watch a 24/7 live camera feed of the hidden Dodge Journey vehicles. The live feed will reveal additional clues and provide consumers a chance to watch along as a lucky person discovers each of the three Dodge Journeys.

The contest ends Sept. 27. (The “Search West” 2011 Dodge Journey has already been found. Check out the video below. The next Journey goes live on 9.16.11!

About Dodge Journey

Completely redesigned in 2011, the Dodge Journey is the only crossover in America to offer the choice of a four-cylinder or V-6 engine, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- or all-wheel drive. Journey also treats all of its passengers to premium soft-touch materials on the inside and an available 283 horsepower Pentastar V-6 with best-in-class driving range and up to 25 mpg highway. Add in segment-exclusive second-row in-floor storage bins and hidden storage within the front passenger seat and you have a vehicle that can take you anywhere as you explore all that America has to offer.

The Dodge Journey gets a new simplified model lineup for 2012 and adds an American Value Package with a starting U.S. MSRP of $18,995, which makes it the most affordable mid-size crossover in America and the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America with a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,990. With more than 40 safety and security features, the Journey has been an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for three consecutive years. Journey also features the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Uconnect® Touch 8.4 radio, which features an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

About Dodge

Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are sporty, functional and innovative. With nearly 100 years of heritage, the brand has a history of providing its customers excellent quality, innovation and value. Dodge is building on the momentum of introducing six all-new or significantly redesigned products, solidifying its message that Dodge offers an excellent value for American families looking for top performance in all the places that matter – from power off the line and handling in the corners to high-quality, dependable vehicles that deliver unmatched functionality and excellent fuel economy in everyday driving situations. In fact, Dodge now offers six vehicles that deliver 25 mpg on the highway, while retaining that distinctive Dodge innovation and style. With the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger and significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, Dodge also now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the country with more new product coming.

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

2011 Dodge Journey “Search Engine for the Real World”

Giveaway Rules

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years and older. No purchase is necessary. Participants must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance prior to the Sept. 10 contest start date. Three 2012 Dodge Journey grand prizes, one per hidden location, will be awarded plus $7,000 each to help cover associated taxes. Contest ends 09/27/11. For official rules, details, and prize descriptions, visit Dodge’s YouTube Page.

Check out Dodge‘s video below for more details on how to play yourself. As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

August 10, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced a “No Payments for 90 Days” promotion on all 2011 and 2012 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck models financed through Ally Financial.

This deferred retail payment program is effective immediately and will continue through Chrysler Group’s “Summer Clearance Event” which ends Sept. 6, 2011.

Qualified consumers can take advantage of the “No Payments for 90 Days” deferral program on retail contracts of up to 60 months. For more details, consumers should check with their Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck dealership.

The 2012 Chrysler 300's

The 2012 Chrysler 300's

Chrysler Group also announced introductory 2012 model year incentives on select vehicles:

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

Additional “Summer Clearance Event” incentives on 2011 models include:

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

July 12, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – It’s that time of year again for backyard barbecues, sandlot baseball, and the annual “Summer Clearance Event” at all participating Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck dealerships.

During this year’s “Summer Clearance Event,” which runs through the end of August, qualified consumers may be eligible for special 0 percent financing for up to 72 months or Customer Cash up to $3,000 on many 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck models.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

“Consumers can take advantage of 0 percent financing and other special financing options on all of our models during this traditional summertime event. Our customers look forward to this annual event where they can find some of the best deals of the model year on our minivans, cars, trucks and sport-utilities.”

-Reid Bigland, President and CEO
Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales

Qualified consumers may be eligible for 0 percent financing for 60 months on 13 Chrysler Group models, including the 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the versatile Dodge Journey crossover, and the Ram light- and heavy-duty pickup trucks. Qualified consumers who purchase a Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan or a Dakota Club Cab mid-size pickup truck may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 72 months.

Here is a sample of additional “Summer Clearance Event” incentives on 2011 models:

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Chrysler Town & Country minivan may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,500 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Chrysler brand models.

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep® Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,000 in Customer Cash. Qualified consumers who buy a Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $3,000 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Jeep brand models.

2011 Dodge Nitro

2011 Dode Nitro

Dodge Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Dodge Caliber, Journey, Grand Caravan minivan, or Nitro mid-size SUV may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or up to $3,000 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Dodge brand models.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

Ram Truck

Qualified consumers who purchase a Ram 1500 Regular, Quad or Crew Cab pickup truck may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months and $1,000 in Ally Bonus Cash.

Also, today we bring you “This Week in Motorsports.” This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motor sports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler LLC banner.

“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. This week’s edition includes Sterling Heights Assembly Plant paint shop groundbreaking, Fiat 500 called best new car under $18,000 by kbb.com, Mopar tracking system honored and Consumer Reports rates eight Chrysler Group vehicles.

2011 Dodge Challenger

2011 Dodge Challenger

In other news,  the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2011 Dodge Challenger ranked highest in their segments in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).

The Chrysler Town & Country ranked highest in initial quality in the minivan segment and the Dodge Challenger ranked highest in the mid-size sporty car segment.

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Three other Chrysler Group vehicles were highlighted by J.D. Power and Associates for ranking among the top three vehicles of their competitive class: Dodge Durango in the mid-size crossover/SUV category, Dodge Grand Caravan in the minivan category and Ram Dakota in the mid-size pickup segment.

“Having five vehicles rank at or near the top of their segments is the result of a lot of hard work and long hours dedicated to updating our product line. Most automakers, including Chrysler Group, find it challenging to maintain quality levels when launching vehicles with a significant amount of new content. It’s a big accomplishment for our employees and supplier partners to achieve these initial quality results when so many of our 2011 model year launches coincided with the IQS survey period.”

-Doug Betts
Senior Vice President, Quality
Chrysler Group

2011 Dodge Durango RT

2011 Dodge Durango RT

J.D. Power and Associates surveyed owners of new 2011 model year vehicles that were registered between the months of November 2010 through February 2011. IQS measures new vehicle quality at 90 days of ownership.

In the past year, Chrysler Group has launched 16 new or significantly improved vehicles.

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan RT Man Van

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan RT Man Van

“We’ve made steady gains, improving reliability by 58 percent in the past four years, according to our internal warranty data,” Betts said. “We still have more work to do as we continue to improve the quality of all our products.”

As always, click on any of the pics in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recapping important happenings around the company over the past week. This week’s stories include:

And in other news, straight from the mouth of Chrysler themselves:

“Some people say that size doesn’t matter. Through most of its history, Chrysler Group (and its previous iterations) has rarely been the biggest automaker.

That’s okay because as CEO Sergio Marchionne said May 24 at our Sterling Heights (MI) Assembly Plant, the company’s vision and aspiration is not to be the biggest automaker, “just the best.”

Sergio Marchionne announcing Chrysler's Pay Back

Sergio Marchionne at Sterling Heights on May 24th, 2011

Still, it was nice to hear all the good noise made in the May sales stories last week about our fantastic sales for May — when practically every other OEM declined or was flat. We were among the Big 3 again. While we don’t know what the future holds, all of Chrysler Group is hard at work to continue the growth we’ve seen the past year.

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

And, that growth — looking at gains, not raw numbers — is where Chrysler Group is leading the industry in a handful of segments. Those segments are:

Through the end of May, we’ve been growing and improving — faster than the U.S. auto industry has combined. And, in cases like Compact SUVs, Jeep® brand is driving the growth.

The two tables below look at the five segments noted above. The first table compares May 2011 to May 2010, and the second one compares the first five months of 2011 to the first five months of 2010. The data is from our Demand & Order Management group. You can find similar information at places like the Wall Street Journal’s Market Data Center.”

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