Fiat Chrysler to be accused by EPA of excess diesel emissions, report says

Discussion in 'Emissions' started by Carcus, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to accuse Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in just over 100,000 U.S. trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

    The EPA told the automaker it believes its auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. Fiat Chrysler declined to comment. ......."

    ".......The probe covers FCA's diesel trucks and SUVs from the 2014-2016 model years."
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Carcus:

    SOB! This is my by far favorite truck drivetrain too. :(

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  3. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    It will be interesting to see the EPA and DOJ response to a "domestic" violator vs a "foreign" violator. They came down quite hard on VW. They also beat up Hyundai/Kia badly for "cheating" on their EPA fuel mileage calculations. Whatever happened to Ford for their much more egregious hybrid FE claims?
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I suppose that includes the Jeep with the 3.0... :(
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  5. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say this is a (potential) death blow to diesel, but if it turns out to be a serious violation, you have to wonder if the future of diesel in personal vehicles (i.e. besides commercial trucks) is in question.
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  6. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    ..and, of course, you have a whole new set of administrators/judiciaries in about a week ...
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