Fiat Chrysler will recall almost 863,000 SUVs and sedans that failed to fulfill federal emissions requirements, US regulators introduced Wednesday. The voluntary recall includes fashions of the Dodge Journey, Avenger and Caliber and Chrysler 200 sedans in addition to the Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs produced for mannequin years 2011 and 2016, in line with a press release from the US Environmental Safety Company.
The size of the recall means will probably be carried out in phases this 12 months, starting with the oldest autos, and homeowners might proceed to drive their autos within the meantime, the company mentioned in a press release.
FCA will exchange the catalytic converters on the affected autos.
The corporate mentioned the EPA’s assertion “displays a brand new coverage for saying routine emissions remembers.”
“This marketing campaign has no security implications. Nor are there any related fines,” Fiat Chrysler mentioned in a press release. “This subject was found by FCA throughout routine in-use emissions testing and reported to the company.”
The recall comes two months after the auto large agreed to pay US and native authorities for $515 million to resolve expenses it had put in “defeat units” on totally different automobiles to cheat on emissions assessments — one thing the corporate claimed on the time was unintentional
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