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Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Problems Getting Worse

VW diesel researchers find problems with FCA's diesel emissions.

by on Jun.15, 2017

The Ram 1500 turbodiesel has won a number of awards - but the EPA claims it was rigged to pass emissions tests.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is facing potentially devastating and expensive Volkswagen-style problems involving its diesel engines.

A new series of tests by researchers from West Virginia, who uncovered the cheating on emission tests by Volkswagen, have yielded significant discrepancies between laboratory tests and road tests of tests of FCA vehicles equipped with diesel engines.

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The company is already facing a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice that claims the company used “defeat devices” to cheat on emissions testing. If the tests hold up, it could undermine that work and lead to a very big fine for FCA, according to observers. (more…)

Feds Haul Fiat Chrysler into Court Over Diesel Emission Testing

FCA offered software solution hoping to avoid a trial.

by on May.23, 2017

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said earlier this year that the automaker wasn't attempting to cheat on its diesel emissions tests.

Looks like Fiat Chrysler’s best efforts weren’t enough as the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit accusing the automaker of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel-equipped Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks sold since 2014.

Filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, the suit is a procedural step designed to turn up the pressure on Fiat Chrysler, according to Reuters. While Volkswagen AG has been dealing with its diesel emissions problem for some time — and at a cost in excess of $25 billion — this suit may be a signal that more makers should be concerned in the U.S. and abroad.

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The automaker has been working with federal regulators to resolve the issue and just yesterday appeared to believe it was on the path to avoiding a lawsuit from the Justice Dept. and potentially $6 billion in fines. (more…)

Judge Allows FCA Shareholder Suit to Proceed

Suit claims FCA execs misled investors about safety issues.

by on Oct.06, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is part of a lawsuit against the automaker filed by shareholders.

Fiat Chrysler’s safety processes and record continue to haunt the automaker as a New York judge is allowing a shareholder lawsuit about its safety record to proceed.

The shareholders accused Fiat Chrysler officials of artificially inflating the automaker’s share price by hundreds of millions of dollars from October 2014 and October 2015 by downplaying safety concerns.

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U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled that FCA’s statements made by those executives that in late 2014 – that the maker was “substantially” in compliance despite the fact it was in the midst of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration due to safety issues – was reason for the suit to proceed. (more…)