Judge authorizes Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement in the US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday authorized a $307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government stated had illegal software that enabled them to emit excess emissions. Under the settlement authorized by Judge Edward Chen, about 100,000 owners and lessees of Ram 1500 and […]

Fiat Chrysler paid $77 million in U.S. fuel economy penalties

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Thursday it paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year for not meeting 2016 model year fuel economy regulations, the first major sign the industry is facing hurdles meeting increasing emissions rules. The Italian-American automaker has been lobbying the Trump administration to modify fuel economy regulations and […]

Fiat Chrysler discussing potential diesel emissions settlement

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Lawyers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and owners of the automaker’s diesel-powered vehicles are in settlement talks over accusations of excess diesel emissions, a court-appointed adviser stated Tuesday. In May, the U.S. Justice Department took legal action against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of unlawfully using software that resulted in excess emissions in almost 104,000 […]

Fiat Chrysler looks forward to win approval for diesel fix by early next year

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated it wants to reach an agreement over a fix for cars connected to a U.S. diesel emissions scandal by next spring if not before. In May, the United States Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, implicating the automaker of illegally using software that caused excess emissions in almost 104,000 diesel vehicles […]

Fiat Chrysler to participate in settlement talks concerning diesel emissions

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will take part in settlement talks with lawyers representing vehicle owners taking legal action against the automaker due to excess diesel emissions in Washington on October 12, a court-appointed settlement adviser stated Wednesday. In May, the United States Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker of illegally using software that […]

U.S. judge plans to involve Kenneth Feinberg in Fiat Chrysler diesel settlement

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A U.S. judge managing lawsuits against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) regarding its alleged excess diesel emissions stated he is planning to name well-known compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg to attempt to reach a settlement. Feinberg has managed compensation funds for the September 11, 2001 attacks, General Motors ignition switch victims and the fallout from the 2010 […]

Judge names Elizabeth Cabraser to lead the case against Fiat Chrysler

Elizabeth Cabraser

A federal judge in San Francisco has named legal representative Elizabeth Cabraser to lead the case brought against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) by owners over accusations it bypassed diesel emission controls. Cabraser, a lawyer at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, likewise functioned as lead lawyer for owners in the Volkswagen diesel emissions case that resulted […]

Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne says 2018 targets not impacted by diesel troubles

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) does not anticipate its diesel problems in the United States to have an influence on its short-term company targets to 2018, CEO Sergio Marchionne stated on Friday. The United States Justice Department took legal action against FCA last month, alleging the automaker of unlawfully using software to bypass emission controls in […]

EPA suspected FCA of using defeat device in November 2015

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U.S. regulators informed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in November 2015 that they presumed a few of the automaker’s vehicles were geared up with secret software allowing them to breach emission control standards, as per the e-mails revealed on Friday. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board alleged Fiat Chrysler in January […]

U.S. regulators continues to review Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicle fix

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A U.S. Justice Department legal representative stated at a court hearing on Wednesday it could take “weeks or months” before regulators choose whether to approve a software repair for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV diesel automobiles. In May, the Justice Department took legal action against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker of illegally using software to bypass […]

Software update can resolve Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. diesel issue

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Fiat Chrysler thinks a software update can resolve U.S. regulators’ contention that its diesel automobiles are producing excess emissions, a legal representative for the company stated at a court hearing on Wednesday. The legal representative confessed no wrongdoing by the Italian-American car manufacturer, nevertheless. The Justice Department submitted a civil fit on Tuesday alleging Fiat […]

Experts believe Fiat Chrysler’s emissions not as huge as Volkswagen

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Any prospective fines Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) might need to pay to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit over diesel emissions will unlikely top $1 billion, experts stated, including the case appeared less severe than at bigger competing Volkswagen. The United States government submitted a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing FCA of unlawfully utilizing software to […]

U.S. plans to take legal action against Fiat Chrysler over excess diesel emissions

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The U.S. Justice Department prepares to submit a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over excess diesel emissions as early as this week if no arrangement is reached with the Italian-American car manufacturer, 2 sources briefed on the matter stated on Wednesday. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January alleged FCA of illegally […]