FCA Approved to Sell Its Diesel Vehicles Again

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has won approval to sell 2017 model year diesel vehicles.

The automaker has been under fire, with U.S. and California regulators alleging FCA’s older vehicles had undisclosed emissions controls, allowing the vehicles to emit excess pollution in normal driving. FCA has refuted the idea and now hopes the software fix it is using on 2017 model year vehicles can be the foundation for a fix on older 2014-2016 diesel vehicles. The company restarted production earlier this month in anticipation of approval and promises the software update will have no effect on the fuel economy ratings or vehicle performance.

SEE ALSO: There is a Common Link in FCA and VW’s Diesel Emission Woes

FCA has been adamant that it does not fall in the same category as Volkswagen, and never created software to cheat emissions rules. Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has accused FCA of using undisclosed software in 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks in the U.S. from model years 2014 to 2016.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Benjamin Michel Benjamin Michel on Aug 14, 2017

    I wish that they would had gone with Cummings in the 1500 ! I will weight and see what thet come up with !