Fiat Chrysler Will Pay $800 Million To Settle Diesel Emissions Lawsuits
While it may not have carried the cachet of Dieselgate, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was mired in its own diesel scandal, and a settlement has finally been reached in its court cases.
Fiat Chrysler announced Thursday that it has reached final settlements with both US regulators and private class-action lawsuits regarding allegations of excessive diesel vehicle emissions. According to the automaker, it will pay approximately $800 million to remedy all these claims.
The first $400 million will cover civil penalties: $305 million goes to the EPA, Justice Department and the California Air Resources Board; $13.5 million is destined for the California Attorney General; $72.5 million goes to AGs in other states; and $6 million will go to Customs and Border Protection.