On the heels of the Volkswagen “defeat device” scandal, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Fiat Chrysler installed software that caused its vehicles to produce excessive nitrogen oxide emissions and subsequently violated emissions standards. According to the EPA, Fiat Chrysler allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.
The current announcement covers the following 2014-2016 Dodge Rams and Jeep Grand Cherokees (approx. 104,000 vehicles):
According to The New York Times, “[The] agency believes that the software in the Fiat Chrysler cars caused emissions controls to shut down in too many situations — including normal driving conditions — essentially making it function like a defeat device.”
If you own or lease a Dodge Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2014-2016, you are potentially entitled to compensation.