As part of their punishment for mishandling 23 separate recalls, FCA has announced that they are prepared to buy back a portion of the 578,000 FCA pickups and SUVs that it failed to fix.
Vehicles Eligible Include
- 2008–2012 Dodge/Ram 1500 pickups (265,000 vehicles)
- 2008–2012 Dodge/Ram 45oo and 5500 heavy-duty pickups (35,942 vehicles)
- 2009–2011 Dodge Dakota
- 2009 Dodge Durango
- 2009 Chrysler Aspen
The Detroit News reports that FCA will buy back certain vehicles after certain owners have waited more then 18 months for a fix. Vehicles eligible for recall must still be unrepaired. FCA says that work has been completed on more then 60% of the 578,000 vehicles.
To put the recall cost for you in perspective, the value of the recall is equal to about as much as the FCAs reported $101 million in the first three months of the year.