The Jeep Wrangler is still the quintessential American off-roader. It’s also gawky, inefficient, and built to the standards of a cereal box toy. But we buy Wranglers in droves, love them like pets, and hang on to them like heirlooms. I think that proves there’s a little car enthusiast in all of us. »
Fiat Chrysler’s slow moving, dangerously ineffective recall finally prompted the Department of Transportation to lay the smack down with a $70 million fine and millions more in other penalties, including an agreement to buy back 200,000 Ram pickups and offer $1,000 extra on certain trade-ins. »
Fiat Chrysler has recently drawn the ire of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over “a litany of failures” with millions of vehicle recalls, including older Jeeps linked to fatal fires. According to a Wall Street Journal report, we now know Fiat Chrysler will face penalties from the feds to the tune of… »
After many miles of faithful service, my Jeep was brought to its knees by three engine mount bolts that decided to break off into the block. I had to break out the ol’ cherry picker. Since the engine was out, I decided to tear into it. Come check out the innards of a 250,000 mile engine.
As more and more cars become mobile, internet-connected appliances, they become more likely targets for remote hacking. Chrysler is hopefully realizing the seriousness of this, as a new Jeep Cherokee has been remotely hacked and pretty severely compromised, according to a story in Wired. But don’t panic just yet. »
This 1944 Willys Jeep in classic US military livery was stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England where it was parked out front for a show. It belonged to a 73-year-old man who got his hands on it and restored after his father had actually driven it in World War II. »
Driving off-road doesn’t have to be scary. Yet most people that spend serious cash on 4WDs never even put them in low range, much less take them off the pavement. Let’s try to fix that with a few basic skills everyone can master. »
Jeep announced that it will keep its controversial (bad) styling for the 2016 Cherokee. Jeep’s Mike Manley said, “I think the overall styling, the overall shape, the overall accommodation of that vehicle is spot on. I don’t think that there’s anything that dramatically needs to change with that vehicle going forward.” »
“That actually was not the worst thing in the world.” That’s what this guy says after a blown tire causes his ‘95 Cherokee to do some somersaults off the road. That’s one unflappable motherscratcher right there. »
Remember back in the 80s and 90s when the U.S. Army’s recruitment slogan was “Be All You Can Be?” That line was downright inspirational, in as much as a slogan designed to get you to sign up for an organization whose primary focus is blowing up America’s enemies could be inspirational. »
A winch is tool you use to pull heavy things. Mounted to an off-road vehicle, it’s an invaluable insurance policy against getting bogged in the backcountry. Here’s a primer on how to use a Jeep-mounted winch to rescue a truck suck in a hole of slickrock.
Ever hear about the ‘punk rock’ episode of that old show about a coroner, Quincy? It’s a cult favorite now because of the ham-fisted way the punk subculture was portrayed, clearly by people who had only the barest of ideas of what it was. This new ad for the Jeep Renegade makes me think we’re at that point now with… »
Jeep sure took their sweet time to realize they should sell OEM lift kits, but as of now you can finally buy 2" and 4" lifts at the same place you bought your new Wrangler, along with a pretty solid list of other off-road upgrades. »
Declaring that Chrysler acted with “reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sale” of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its fire-prone fuel tank, a Georgia jury on Thursday ordered the automaker to pay $150 million to the family of a 4-year old boy who burned to death in after a crash in 2012. »