FCA recalling greater than 850Okay Dodge, Chrysler vehicles for extra emissions
The information was first reported Wednesday by Reuters.
Affected autos embrace the 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger, 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber, 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriot, and 2011-2016 Dodge Journey. It is unclear which variations among the many 4 fashions is topic to the recall, though all shared a 2.4-liter inline-4.
Officers on the EPA stated the vehicles had been secure to drive till they are often repaired. Older autos might be recalled first and can start this 12 months. Based on the EPA, the autos’ catalytic converters are at subject, and the corporate will refurbish or change these elements.
A spokesman for FCA stated defective catalytic converters or their elements might be recycled through the recall, which can start this month. Affected autos which can be mannequin 12 months 2011 might be recalled this month, 2012 mannequin years might be recalled starting subsequent month, 2013-2014 autos might be recalled within the fall and newer autos might be recalled by the top of the 12 months. Based on FCA, the autos’ efficiency and gas financial system will not be impacted.
FCA agreed earlier this 12 months to settle with the federal regulators for diesel-powered vehicles and SUVs that did not meet emissions requirements. The corporate paid greater than $800 million to authorities companies for roughly 100,000 vehicles and SUVs that illegally polluted.
The recall by FCA is a part of the EPA’s newer routine that exams older autos for extra emissions. Final 12 months, the company’s new coverage resulted in additional than 5.three million autos recalled by producers. The difficulty was reported by FCA to the EPA throughout routine testing.
A spokesman for FCA stated the automaker does not count on to be fined for the recall, and stated the automaker began to contact affected house owners final month.