Rumour: FCA to pay US$ 650m for diesel emission settlement


According to a media report, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay more than US$ 650 million to settle a case over diesel emission cheating. The settlement includes fines to the government, California regulators, compensation to vehicle owners as well as settlements with other states.

It is reported that over 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickup trucks are involved. Owners of such vehicles could get up to US$ 2,800 each. Apart from this, part of the settlement includes US$ 311 million in fines and US$ 72 million to other states.

The affected vehicles are powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine. It has been reported that unlike [URL=""]Volkswagen’s cheat device[/URL] that detected when the car was undergoing testing, the FCA vehicles were alleged to be tweaked to Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) testing cycle, while it showcased increased emission in off-cycle, normal on-road conditions.

The official announcement is expected to be made later this week by the US Department of Justice and the EPA.

Source: JalopnikAP

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