Fiat Chrysler will pay $ 800 million to settle dieselgate

Fiat Chrysler will pay $ 800 million to settle dieselgate

January 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The concern will have to pay such a fine in the United States because of a conflict with the environmental protection agency.

The US Department of Justice in 2017 accused the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) concern of installing special software that allows you to hide the actual level of harmful emissions into the environment on tests. We are talking about diesel three-liter V6 engines of two models – Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickups 2014-2015.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that emissions exceeding the norm, at least 104 thousand cars in the country. This has already affected the company: its quotes against the background of the charges fell by 16%, and the trades were suspended.

The total amount of the fine – about $ 800 million – should be enough to pay for civil, environmental and consumer claims. Of these, $ 305 million will go to the EPA, the US Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board (these are environmental claims).

An additional $ 13.5 million will go to the California Attorney General for consumer claims and as expenses to mitigate the consequences; $ 72.5 million will be paid to other state prosecutors (on environmental and consumer claims); $ 6 million will also be sent to customs and border guards.

We will note that every plaintiff from the number of owners or renters of cars with a high level of emissions will receive approximately $ 2,800 in compensation. According to the release of the concern, in addition to this, all the machines affected by the conflict are covered by an extended warranty.

In addition, the concern also obliged to withdraw from the US market cars that have found illegal software. On the service they will install new engine management software. According to the automaker, the flashing will not affect the average fuel consumption of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500.

Despite this, FCA still denies having deliberately installed software that distorts information about harmful emissions. While the EPA continues to insist on deceiving both US authorities and consumers.