The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a legal complaint against Fiat Chrysler, alleging that the automaker violated federal emissions laws with "cheat devices" - similar to those discovered past year at Volkswagen.
Since then, Fiat, the EPA, and the California Air Resources spent months negotiating before deciding to pursue a lawsuit. FCAsaid in a statement it was "annoyed at the justice department decision and meant to defend itself "strongly", in particular against the possible charge of deliberately installing cheat devices". Fiat Chryslerargued that its emissions-control technology complied with the law, and the company offered potential software fixes to address the issue.
The lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler states almost 104,000 vehicles are "equipped with software functions that were not disclosed to regulators during the certification application process, and that the vehicles contain defeat devices", the Justice Department says.
Last year, the government accused Volkswagen of cheating on tests, and the company ended up pleading guilty to criminal charges in a scandal that cost VW more than $20 billion in the USA alone. The Department of Justice sued Volkswagen over the "defeat devices".
FCA US expects that following EPA and CARB approval, owners of the 2014-2016 MY vehicles will be able to receive the software updates at their dealerships. If it does, FCA said the updated software should not impact performance or gas mileage.
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Reuters reported on May 17 that the Justice Department was preparing to file a civil lawsuit against the automaker.
The company issued a statement saying it "is now reviewing the complaint, but is disappointed" that the suit had been filed.
FCA US said it "strongly hoped to be able to meet the EPA's enforcement division as soon as possible and representatives of the new administration, to show that FCA's (emissions) control strategies are justified and therefore do not constitute defeat devices according to the applicable rules, and to promptly resolve the question".
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an global automotive group.
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The FMCG sector continued to remain buyers' fancy on the back of the GST Council fixing rates for most of the items last week. The BSE Mid-cap Index is trading down 1.08% at 14,485, while BSE Small-cap Index is trading down 0.95% at 15,082.
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