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January 10, 2019

Posted  January 10, 2019

Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay over $500 million in fines and mitigation costs to settle civil claims by the U.S. and numerous states that it violated environmental and consumer protection laws by installing software and equipment in 100,000 diesel automobiles in order to circumvent emissions testing requirements.  The “defeat devices” caused Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500s to be within legal limits during emissions testing, but to exceed limits during ordinary operation.  The company will also implement a recall program to repair the non-compliant vehicles. For the states, California will receive $78.4 million, and the remaining 49 states, D.C, Puerto Rico, and Guam, will receive payments totaling $72.5 million.  DOJ; CA; IL

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