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EPA Says Diesel 3.0L Engine Vehicles in Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500s Have Illegal Software That Violates Emission Standards

On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency EPA and California Air Resource Board CARB issued formal Notices of Violation to Fiat Chrysler (FCA US LLC) for Clean Air Act violations in connection with installing engine management software that increases air pollution in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel 3.0L engine vehicles.  The undisclosed software may cause increased emissions of nitrogen oxides (ONx).  These levels violate Federal and California emission standards; and may cause the vehicles to be unable to be driven or sold in California.

Automakers are required to disclose and explain any software that can alter how a vehicle emits air pollution.  The EPA alleged that FCA did not disclose the software to the EPA in its applications for certificates of conformity for 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks.  By failing to disclose the software and then selling the vehicles that contained it, FCA violated important provisions of the Clean Air Act.

Owners of these Diesel 3.0L engine vehicles may have paid extra to purchase their vehicle in order to achieve better levels of emissions, horsepower, and gas mileage.  Correcting the problem to make the emissions comply with U.S. Laws may reduce the vehicles’ horsepower and gas mileage, causing lower resale or trade-in values.

Diesel 3.0L Engine Vehicles that may be affected:

  • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2015 Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2016 Dodge Ram 1600
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you purchased a 2014, 2015, or 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel 3.0L engine vehicle and would like to discuss this issue with Joseph N. Kravec, Jr. or Wyatt A. Lison, call today (1-888-355-1735 or 1-412-281-8400) or email info@fdpklaw.com for a free consultation to see if we may help you.

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