According to the Reuters, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be recalling 862,520 of it’s gasoline-powered vehicles that don’t meet U.S. emissions standards. The recall poses no safety issues to any of the vehicles effected and the issue was apparently discovered by FCA during routine in-use emissions testing, which is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The vehicles that are included in the recall are the following…
- 2011-2016 Dodge Journey models
- 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 models
- 2011-2014 Dodge Avenger models
- 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber models
“EPA welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in an official statement.
“This campaign has no safety implications. Nor are there any associated fines. This issue was discovered by FCA during routine in-use emissions testing and reported to the agency. We began contacting affected customers last month to advise them of the needed repairs, which will be provided at no charge,” FCA said in their statement.
Owners of the affected vehicles can continue using their vehicles as they intended.
After the January settlement with the EPA about the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models not meeting emissions standards, cost the company $800 million after reaching final settlements on civil, environmental and consumer claims with the EPA, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the State of California, 49 other States and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agreeing to pay approximately $400 million in civil penalties to resolve differences over diesel emissions requirements. There was also customer compensation, which estimated future cost of the extended warranty and the cost of environmental mitigation efforts that also accounted for approximately $400 million.
As the news broke this morning, FCA shares dropped 2-percent.