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Fiat Chrysler will offer to buy back pickups in recall settlement

...civil fine of up to $105 million. In addition, owners of more than a million older Jeeps with vulnerable rear-mounted gas tanks will be able to trade them in or be paid by Chrysler to have the vehicles repaired.The Ram pickups, which are the company's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-26/fiat-chrysler-will-offer-b
Georgia judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death, rejects plea for new trial

...suffering seemed fair.At least 75 people have died in post-crash fires involving Jeep models with the rear-mounted gas tanks. The problem has led to the recall of 1.56 million Grand Cherokees and Libertys to install trailer hitches. Fiat Chrysler...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-28/georgia-judge-cuts-damages
Top regulator says Fiat Chrysler to face sanctions for conduct in recalls

...on a recall of 1.56 million older-model Jeeps with gas tanks mounted behind the rear axles. The tanks are vulnerable...recalls involved problems as serious as rear-mounted gas tanks that can leak and cause fires in a crash, air bags that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-02/top-regulator-says-fiat-ch
Auto recalls

...recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.Among the recalls is a contentious one covering 1.56 million Jeeps with gas tanks located behind the rear axles. The biggest involves almost 3 million cars with air bag inflators that can potentially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-05-22/auto-recalls
2 years after recall, Jeep fixes only fraction of affected Grand Cherokees and Libertys

...more than a year over repair rates for the recall, which involves installing trailer hitches to help protect the Jeeps' gas tanks in a rear-end crash.The tanks are mounted behind the rear axle and have little structure to protect them if struck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-14/2-years-after-recall-jeep-fixes-onl
Wallace's year has been the pits

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Smaller gas tanks for the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway mean extra...want to pit. Usually we pick up spots when we pit." The smaller gas tanks puts a premium on a driver's ability to get on and off pit road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/06/nas_475225.shtml
Nascar
County police cars face safety upgrade

...Augusta-Aiken area will have shields installed around their gas tanks after Ford Motor Co. agreed to a recall to protect the...a shield to prevent sharp objects from puncturing the gas tanks in accidents and causing an explosion. More than 900...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/31/met_361542.shtml
Metro
Most of tax cut has gone into gas tank

WASHINGTON --- Americans are earning and spending more, but a lot of the extra money is going down their gas tanks. Gas prices have drained more than half the extra cash Americans are getting this year from a cut in Social Security taxes.Unlike...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-28/most-tax-cut-has-gone-gas-
Business
Suzukis, Harley-Davidsons recalled

...the problem. Service centers will replace the vent line with one that has a filter on the end. They'll also replace gas tanks if necessary.Owners will be notified this month. Those with questions can call Suzuki customer service at (800) 934-0934...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-09-04/suzukis-harley-davidsons-reca
How can this be ignored?

...kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War.Worse than NBC exaggerating the dangers of General Motors truck gas tanks by staging a crash explosion in a 1992 news segment.Other scandals have involved the media falling down on the job...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-15/how-can-be-ignored