FCA Australia Can't Locate $8M Worth of Loaned Jeeps

fca australia cant locate 8m worth of loaned jeeps

Under the leadership of stellar executives Clyde Campbell and Veronica Johns, FCA Australia loaned out “hundreds” of vehicles, all of which the company would like returned.

That’s too bad as FCA doesn’t know exactly where they all are.

Australia’s Daily Telegraph (via Automotive News) is reporting that FCA is still trying to find the vehicles that were part of the company’s ambassador program, meant to put popular individuals in the seats of their products, valued at $10M AUD ($7.75M USD).

As reported earlier, records on the vehicles are shaky, with many of them given away without anyone at the company tracking their whereabouts.

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  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Jun 24, 2015

    Let us see. Cars all have Vehicle Identification numbers. They are even in multiple locations to annoy thieves. Cars are registered. You need a VIN to do this. When a car is built, the VIN and a Certificate of Origin are issued. They have to know the VIN. I'm sure they can somehow access the public registration records. I call BS. Unless the cars were stolen from one nation (say, the US) and sent to somewhere else (Russia, South American) where the authorities don't care about US laws...which isn't the case. I know this is OZ. They collect so much money in camera fines that they have to have good registration records.

    • LordDetroitofLondon LordDetroitofLondon on Jun 25, 2015

      The FCA boss who is now facing charges was once involved in a car theft ring......still boggles my mind as to how he could end up being a CEO of a car division! Don't they have back ground checks in AUS? "In January 1991, Clyde Anthony Campbell, then aged 23, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to two charges of of receiving stolen goods and one charge of obtaining property by deception after being found in possession of a stolen vehicle. Mr Campbell was sentenced to a good behaviour bond of $2000 for 12 months, fined $1000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation." http://www.smh.com.au/business/fiat-chrysler-boss-was-involved-with-car-theft-gang-20150613-ghn2e2.html

  • Cowboysanchez Cowboysanchez on Jun 25, 2015

    People too "important" to have a satellite tracer installed in their car, you don't want the press to find you if you're famous and the tracker hacked I suppose.

  • Domestic Hearse Domestic Hearse on Jun 25, 2015

    It would seem that a whole bunch of auto executives around the world are importing their Class 2's from the USA.

  • on Jun 25, 2015

    I tried to suggest that FCA Australia would be the perfect administrators of a certain USA health care program. Apparently you can't use any reference to the Exalted One without censure here. That said, they would be the perfect administrators of *INSERT ANY US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM HERE.*