Settled: Jeep, RAM Pay $800 Million In Emissions Cheating Case

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles acknowledged no wrongdoing and agreed to ‘update emission control software’ in an estimated 100,000 vehicles.

After witnessing the public relations nightmare Volkswagen suffered during its emissions scandal, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) today announced it agreed to settle similar allegations for about $800 million.

The settlement pales in comparison to the $2.8 billion in fines Volkswagen had to pay. In 2016, VW pleaded guilty to intentionally programming some diesel engines to circumvent emissions testing.

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser>
Massive Toyota Recall: Thousands of Tacomas, SUVs Across 12 Model Years

Toyota conducted two voluntary safety recalls that affect more than 130,000 trucks and SUVs. Read more…

Federal officials alleged that about 100,000 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and RAM pickups also carried programming to only run emissions controls during lab tests. If true, this would mean the vehicles ran less efficiently during everyday driving circumstances.

By settling, FCA maintains it did not program its vehicles to cheat emissions standards. Rather, it said it agreed to settle to uphold consumer confidence.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee>

“We acknowledge that this has created uncertainty for our customers, and we believe this resolution will maintain their trust in us,” Mark Chernoby, Fiat Chrysler’s head of North American safety and regulatory compliance, said in a press release.

As a result of the settlement, drivers of affected vehicles will receive a compensatory check.

Fiat Chrysler Emissions Cheating Settlement

Today’s announcement puts to rest civil, consumer, and environmental claims against FCA. Under the terms of the settlement, FCA agreed to pay $400 million in civil penalties.

FCA eco-diesel engine>
3.0L EcoDiesel engine

The automaker also said it will pay an additional $400 million to settle the putative class action lawsuit by private consumers. Accordingly, owners of 2014-2016 RAM 1500 pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engines will receive an average compensatory payment of $2,800.

What’s more, FCA said it will perform an emissions recall to update emission control software in about 100,000 affected vehicles.

FCA said it will notify customers impacted by the settlement but did not immediately provide a timeline.

Source :

Terima Kasih for visit my website
Settled: Jeep, RAM Pay $800 Million in Emissions Cheating Case
Fiat Chrysler to pay $800M in Jeep, Ram emissions cheating case
Fiat-Chrysler could pay $800 million in emissions cheating settlement
Fiat Chrysler agrees to nearly $800 million settlement over emissions cheating charges
Fiat Chrysler will pay $800 million to settle emissions charges in the US
Fiat Chrysler to pay about $800 million to settle emissions-cheating cases
Fiat Chrysler agrees to $800 million U.S. diesel-emissions settlement
Fiat Chrysler to pay almost $800 million to settle cheating allegations on emission tests
Fiat Chrysler agrees to potential $800 million settlement over emissions cheating charges
Fiat Chrysler to pay $800 million to settle emissions lawsuits