Fiat Chrysler to recall 8,62,520 US vehicles over excess emissions


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Fiat Chrysler to recall 8,62,520 US vehicles over excess emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, an Italian and American multinational corporation, headquartered in London, said that they would be recalling around 8,72,50 diesel-powered vehicles in the United States, which failed to meet the US emission standards, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed on Wednesday, the 13th of March.

According to the agency report, the recall was largely routed by an in-use emission probe conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in-use testing conducted by the Fiat Chrysler, the eighth largest automaker in the world.

Despite a recent recalling of roughly 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles, the EPA had also added they would be continuing to investigate other Fiat Chrysler vehicles which might have been potentially noncompliant to US emission standard and could have been subjected to further recalls.

According to the agency report, the recall would include 2011-2016 model Dodge Journeys, 2011-2014 Model Chrysler 200s as well as Dodge Avengers, 2011-2012 Model Dodge Calibers, alongside 2011-2016 Models Jeep Compass/ Patriots.

As a response to this recent recall by EPA, Fiat Chrysler told in a statement that they had neither been any kind of safety concerns, nor associated fines. The London-based automaker said, “The issue was discovered by FCA during routine in-use emissions testing and reported to the agency.

We began contacting affected customers last month to advise them of the needed repairs, which will be provided at no charge,” while following the release of EPA report, the share prices of Fiat Chryslers had drooled by 1 percent, listed in US stocks.