Chrysler Chief Executive Bob Nardelli was meeting on Wednesday with members of the U.S. auto industry task force as officials begin to review the automaker's request for up to $5 billion in additional aid.

Nardelli was joined in the meeting by Chrysler President Tom LaSorda, who heads the automaker's manufacturing operations, and Chief Financial Officer Ron Kolka, according to a person briefed on the meeting.

Chrysler, which is controlled by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management , has received $4 billion in U.S. government loans and has said it needs more funding to complete a turnaround at a time when auto sales are slumping.

General Motors Corp Chief Executive Rick Wagoner is expected to meet with members of the task force appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, a person briefed on that planned meeting said.

GM has asked for up to $30 billion in U.S. emergency aid.

(Reporting by John Crawley; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)