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Fiat Chrysler to pay $305M civil penalty in emissions-cheating case

Jaclyn Jaeger | January 16, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA U.S., and affiliates will pay a civil penalty of $305 million for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law in connection with emissions-cheating devices, the Department of Justice announced on Jan. 10.

Fiat Chrysler also has agreed to implement a recall program to repair more than 100,000 non-compliant diesel vehicles sold or leased in the United States and offer an extended warranty on repaired vehicles. The recall and federal mitigation programs are estimated to cost up to approximately $185 million.

In a separate settlement with California, Fiat Chrysler will pay an additional $19 million to mitigate excess emissions from more than 13,000 of the non-compliant vehicles in California. In addition, in a separate administrative agreement with the U.S. Customs and Border...

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