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Auto industry choking on its own fumes

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 13, 2017

Volkswagen may be the current poster child for compliance problems in the automobile manufacturing industry, given its emissions-cheating scandal that instigated numerous other government investigations in its wake. But it would be unfair to single it out in an industry with a systemic problem of evading emissions regulations.

Over the last few months, enforcement authorities in various countries have launched investigations against numerous automakers relating to the same type of emission-cheating allegations that are still haunting Volkswagen.

Consider the following auto makers currently under investigation—and these are just the ones that have been made public:

  • Fiat Chrysler of America (FCA). The U.S. Department of Justice in May filed a civil complaint against FCA over allegations that it installed defeat devices in “at least eight software-based features”...
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