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Monday, 19 June 2017

US: EPA suspected FCA defeat device in 2015

The EPA reportedly told Fiat Chrysler that it suspected that some of its vehicles had defeat devices as long ago as November 2015, according to reports in Automotive News based on recently-disclosed emails. Does that even count as news, I wonder? The emails do.

Meanwhile, AN reports that the Department of Justice has announced that approval of FCA's software fix to deal with emissions problems may take months. It also reports that the same institution that identified the VW problem says that FCA diesel vehicles emit up to twenty times as much pollution as they should. The manufacturer faces a civil suit from the government which it is estimated could cost it as much as $1 billion - and it is not exactly flush with cash.

Last month, a lawyer for FCA told a US court that a software fix could overcome the problem.

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