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Fiat Chrysler Settles On Emissions Cheating Scheme

Tychy, Poland - June, 16th, 2011: Cars production line in Fiat factory in Poland. The Assembly Plant ensures both the production of the Fiat range models (Panda II, 500), Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon and Ford Ka. The manufacturing line was adapted for an annual capacity of 600,000 cars

January 18, 2019

Fiat Chrysler will not be required to admit any wrongdoing as part of a roughly $800 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department alleging that the company used software on more than 100,000 diesel-powered pickups and SUVs similar to the devices used by Volkswagen AG to cheat U.S. emissions-testing. The company will not be required to buy back any of the affected vehicles. It will pay $280 million to drivers of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 pickups from the 2014-16 model years, and $305 million in civil penalties to the DOJ, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, plus at least $72 million to states whose attorneys general sued over the cheating. Other federal agencies and states filed separate lawsuits, bringing total payments to almost $800 million. The company has made a point to say that affected vehicles require only a software fix, unlike Volkswagen, which had to provide new hardware. It initially feared it could face fines of up to $4.6 billion.

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