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One Week of Information Can Mean A Lifetime for A Child
September 16, 2013 9:10 AM
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children from 1 to 13 years of age, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In 2011, more than one-third of children killed in car accidents were not in car seats or not wearing seatbelts, according to NHTSA.
Car seats reduce the risk of death in cars by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. In pickups and vans, they reduce the risk by 58% for infants and 59% for toddlers. Those stats are also according to NHTSA.
Think about those...
Voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles
June 18, 2013 7:15 PM
Chrysler Group will conduct a voluntary safety recall of 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty vehicles for supplemental improvement in low-speed crashes. All 1.56 million vehicles will be inspected. If a vehicle doesn’t have a trailer-hitch assembly, Chrysler Group dealers will install a new trailer-hitch assembly to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
Aftermarket trailer hitches will be inspected, and if the hitch is determined to be inadequate or if it has sharp edges, it will be replaced with a new trailer-hitch assembly. While vehicles with factory-installed and Mopar trailer-hitch assemblies will be inspected,...
Under the Pentastar: Feb. 17, 2012
by Betty Newman
February 17, 2012 4:45 PM
As the 2012 year progresses, so does Chrysler Group with more positive momentum from within the company and around the industry. You can catch the latest news Under the Pentastar:
Eleven Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Fiat Vehicles Named Top Safety Picks
December 26, 2011 12:08 PM
Eleven 2012 Chrysler Group vehicles -- up from nine 2011 models -- earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Senior VP for Engineering Scott Kunselman said the IIHS ratings for the 11 vehicles "underscores our commitment to engineering safety and security across all vehicle segments."
Among the latest safety innovations that are standard or available on many models is SafetyTec, which includes ParkSense rear park assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.
The 11 vehicles with IIHS Top Safety Picks:
Tips for New Drivers -- From Twitter, Facebook
September 8, 2011 4:33 PM
Earlier this week, we tossed out a question to our @Chrysler followers via the #CarTips hashtag, and those on Facebook who like the Chrysler Communications Page: What's one of your best tips for first-time drivers?
As an automaker, we can offer our own ideas, but figure the best tips would come from our online communities. So please take a few minutes to read through the advice below, share it with other drivers in your life and keep these tips in mind for your own first-time driver. We'll be sure to do the same.