Fiat Chrysler Sent Jeep Rollaway Fix To Dealers Days Before Actor Anton Yelchin's Death

The death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, crushed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Sunday after the SUV rolled backwards in his own driveway, has been deemed a bizarre and tragic accident. Adding another element of tragedy is the fact that despite Fiat Chrysler speeding up its recall for the rollaway problem, the…

My New Off-Road Project Is This Rust-Tacular 1948 Jeep; Pray For Me

Earlier this year, I used junkyard parts to build up a rusty $600 Jeep Cherokee, which I then took off-roading at the Easter Jeep Safari. That Jeep kicked butt, outclassing much newer rigs, but now I’ve got a new off-road project, and it’s even rustier than the last. Much rustier. And older. In fact, I think I may…

Here's The Fascinating Way The U.S. Military Waterproofed Its Jeeps During World War II

To allow U.S. military vehicles to drive through deep water during World War II beach landings, the armed forces devised a fascinating method of waterproofing involving a goopy putty called “Asbestos Waterproofing Compound.” Here’s a video showing all the steps needed to keep that Jeep moving through the deep stuff.

Did Jeep's Recalled Gear Shifter Contribute To The Death Of Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin? (Updating)

Earlier today, we learned about the tragic death of Anton Yelchin after the Star Trek actor was found pinned between his car and a mailbox. Now news from TMZ indicates that Yelchin’s car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, leading us to wonder whether it was among the 1.1 million cars recalled in April due to a confusing…