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Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 94,000 Jeeps due to fire risk

...The company looked into the problem after U.S. regulators got two complaints about smoke and fire in certain 2015 Jeep Cherokees.Fiat Chrysler said it doesn't know of any related injuries or crashes. Most of the SUVs are in North America...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-27/fiat-chrysler-recalls-near
Aiken pedestrian struck, killed

...about 8:38 p.m. at the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Pendleton Street in Aiken.He was struck by a 1999 Jeep Cherokee driven by James Stewart, of Warrenville, the news release said, and died at the scene.The Aiken Department of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-26/aiken-pedestrian-struck-kill
Fiat Chrysler brushes off snow, posts sales gain

...Jeep's best February ever. Chrysler's Ram pickup sales also grew, by 7 percent to more than 31,000, while Jeep Cherokee small SUV sales rose 19 percent to just over 14,000.All automakers report U.S. sales on Tuesday, and analysts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-03/fiat-chrysler-brushes-snow
Business news

...about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.The company also disclosed in government documents that the hackers got into the Jeep through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/business-news
May's US sales beat forecasts

...small SUVs in the first two weeks it was on sale. Sales of the GMC Acadia SUV jumped 67 percent, while sales of the Jeep Cherokee were up 23 percent. Sales of Subaru's XV Crosstrek small SUV jumped 36 percent.Long-struggling Volkswagen surprised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-02/mays-us-sales-beat-forecas
Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

...which mimics what happens when a car's front corner collides with another vehicle or object.The Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee and Hyundai Santa Fe got "marginal" ratings, and the Dodge Journey received a "poor" rating on the test, in which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/only-3-7-midsize-suvs-scored-well-i
Automakers struggling to prevent hackers from seizing control of cars

...at Twitter who, along with well-known hacker and security consultant Chris Valasek, engineered the attack on the Jeep Cherokee.Fiat Chrysler, the maker of Jeeps, is now conducting the first recall to patch a cybersecurity problem, covering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-05/automakers-struggling-prev
Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking

...software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.The fix is a response to a recent...well-known hackers who remotely took control of a Jeep Cherokee and changed its speed and other features.FCA says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-22/fiat-chrysler-says-it-has-
Graniteville man arrested in school bus hit-and-run

...northbound traffic stopped on Thomas Jefferson Highway at Delehanty Court.Jones said Adams' vehicle struck a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, which then hit the school bus, which was carrying about 20 students from Midland Valley High School and Langley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-18/graniteville-man-arres
Teen to repay damages for BMX track damage

...the county's cost for repairs came in at about $1,800.Authorities say that on Dec. 26, the teen drove a 2001 Jeep Cherokee into Blanchard Woods Park and onto the BMX track. The necessary repairs included regrading the BMX track, repairing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-26/teen-repay-damages-bmx