2018 Jeep Wrangler Could Bid Farewell To EcoDiesel
Recent reports have revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complain of violation to FCA for going against the Clean Air Act by its failure to disclose engine management software in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 trucks.
According to CarScoops, the secrecy behind the software has led to higher emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) on the sum of 104,000 models fitted with the 3.0-liter diesel engines in the US.
Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, said that, “Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle’s engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe.”
She added that they would “continue to investigate the nature and impact of these devices. All automakers must play by the same rules, and we will continue to hold companies accountable that gain an unfair and illegal competitive advantage.”
The EPA is still conducting probes to find out if the auxiliary emission control devices make up of “defeat devices” which are illegal.
FCA has issued a statement that they are disappointed with the notice of the violation and it will “work with the incoming administration to present its case and resolve this matter fairly and equitably and to assure the EPA and FCA US customers that the company’s diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements.”
This has resulted in FCA shares decreasing and according to Reuters, there could be a maximum fine of $4.6 billion. The 104,000 affected trucks and SUVs sold since 2014 also make up of one-sixth of the vehicles said to have illegal software in the VW case.
Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive, said that he is really “pissed off” and added that “The way that it has been described, I think, has been unfair to FCA, and that is the thing that disturbs me most.”
Marchionne is clearly displeased with this whole situation as he firmly states, “We’re not trying to break the bloody law.”
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