WASHINGTON — The EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose software in 104,000 diesel pickups and SUVs that allows them to exceed pollution limits.
The EPA stopped short of calling the software in 2014-16 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500s a “defeat device” but said the carmaker failed to disclose its use. Fiat Chrysler said it meets all applicable regulatory requirements and will work with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to contest the allegations.
The EPA and California Air Resources Board told the automaker they believe its auxiliary emissions control software allowed vehicles to generate excess pollution in violation of the law. (more…)