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EPA Suspected Fiat Chrysler of Diesel Emissions Cheating in 2015

New documents reveal long-standing suspicions.

by on Jun.16, 2017

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has repeatedly denied claims that the company used a cheat device or software to meet diesel emissions requirements.

The Environmental Protection Agency suspected that Fiat Chrysler was using some sort of cheating device when testing its diesel emissions levels back in 2015, according to news reports.

The revelation came to light through a public records request, Reuters reported, that uncovered emails discussing the possibility in November 2015.

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Fiat Chrysler, which has repeatedly denied the accusation, was accused earlier this year by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board of using software to cheat on the emissions test in a manner similar to Volkswagen. The charge applies to 104,000 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees. (more…)