FCA Dodge and Jeep Diesel Emissions Class Action Lawsuit

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Our law firm has started investigating claims on behalf of all persons who have purchased Fiat Chrysler Auto US Dodge and Jeep diesel vehicles affected by the company’s recent emissions scandal.

Fiat Chrysler Diesel Models Affected

The following Fiat Chrysler models are affected by this in the US:

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

Fiat Discloses SEC Probe into Fiat/Chrysler Diesel Software, Class Action Lawsuit Proposed

FCA Dodge and Jeep Diesel Emissions Class Action Lawsuit

FCA Dodge and Jeep Diesel Emissions Class Action Lawsuit

On February 28th, Fiat Chrysler revealed that the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) had joined a number of state attorneys that are investing different car models that Fiat produces. These models are all diesel vehicles, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made claims that these vehicles violate environmental law.

These claims are based on the belief that Fiat has installed software into its diesel vehicles that allows them to overstep allowed pollution level standards. Now, the Department of Justice, SEC, EPA, and various states are trying to obtain access to proprietary information regarding the makeup of these vehicles.

Investors may remember a similar case with Volkswagen AG, the car manufacturer who revealed that they had, indeed, installed software into their own vehicles to allow those vehicles to go beyond pollution limits. That case ended up costing AG nearly $24 billion dollars in fines, and their stock is down 14% since the case began.

How Fiat is Reacting to the Allegations

The CEO of Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, claims he is outraged at the claims being made by the EPA. He has even gone so far as to call them “unadulterated hogwash”. Marchionne was set to retire in late 2018, and it was his goal to leave the company in an economically viable situation at that time.

In fact, he recently made sweeping changes to the Fiat product line in an attempt to increase the company’s profitability.Now, some Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicle owners are wondering if misleading them was part of the company’s profit strategy. Fiat Chrysler is the parent company of a large number of different auto manufacturers, with some of them being greater value to Fiat than others.

Actions Marchionne Has Taken to Improve Fiat’s Lineup

Over the past couple of years, the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 have been some of the worst under-performers in Fiat’s portfolio of vehicles. So, Marchionne scratched those vehicles from Fiat’s lineup and instead used the funds going into those vehicles to invest in Jeep sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

These cars have been particularly popular with middle-aged men and millennials, and they have served as a great source of profit for Fiat. By investing in this line more heavily, Marchionne believed that he could rid Fiat of any debt by the time he retired.

Now, this case makes it seem like Fiat’s CEO may have more challenges ahead of him than he originally anticipated. Furthermore, Marchionne receives a yearly bonus that is based on company financial performance and stock performance, so his 2017 and 2018 bonus compensation could stand to be whittled down if these charges from the EPA hold merit.

Our law firm believes that the rights of individuals that purchased Fiat Chrysler vehicles affected by this have been violated, and that they may be entitled to compensation. We are currently investigating a possible class action lawsuit on behalf of Dodge and Jeep Diesel owners.

If you have purchased a Dodge or Jeep Diesel vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm immediately to find out if you have a case. Complete the form on this page to protect your rights.

French Authorities Move to File Charges Over Fiat Chrysler Diesel Automobiles for Excessive Nitrogen Oxygen Emissions, Class Action Lawsuit Proposed in the US

French Regulators Investigate Fiat Chrysler Diesel Automobiles for Excessive Nitrogen Oxygen Emissions

French Regulators Investigate Fiat Chrysler Diesel Automobiles for Excessive Nitrogen Oxygen Emissions

The American-Italian manufacturer of cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is currently under fire for cheating accusations against some of their diesel vehicles. French investigators seemed to have discovered that these cars are emitting more Nitrogen Oxygen (NOx) pollutants than what is legally acceptable. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA, has also been accused of rigging the technology on their vehicles to make it look like those cars were not giving out that much NOx. This brings up a familiar scenario, as similar claims against FCA has been made in the past. In fact, FCA isn’t the only carmaker that has been prosecuted.

A couple of other carmakers, Renault from France and the Volkswagen of Germany, have been referred to French prosecutors after they have been inspected. French inspectors use a specific testing program for carmakers. In this particular program, Germany’s Volkswagen has made an attempt to cheat. The failure of the testing program by these car companies has launched other investigations to occur for other carmakers in the area. While this is happening, French prosecutors have received a file from Fiat. As a matter of fact, it was the investigation of vehicles from Volkswagen that initially helped garner attention FCA’s vehicles that had excessive emissions.

FCA was accused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, of manipulating their technology to provide false results about the emission of NOx. More specifically, FCA was using hidden software in their vehicles to prevent any detection of excessive amounts of diesel emissions. If this accusation were to be proven as a true scandal, then the FCA would have to pay a fine of $4.6 billion dollars, at most. The FCA couldn’t be reached to comment about this, but they did have a public announcement to respond to all of these allegations.

FCA’s reaction, specifically from the Chief Executive of FCA Sergio Marchionne, was not a positive one. He rejected those accusations against the U.S. and claimed that they had no such technology and didn’t rig any to perform these illegal actions. It’s not only the U.S. that has raised allegations against FCA for their technology, however. Germany has actually expressed their disquietude over three of FCA’s vehicles for containing illegal cheating technology. These vehicles are the models from Fiat 500X, Fiat Doblo, and Jeep Renegade. FCA, of course, rejected these allegations as well.

Our law firm believes that the rights of individuals that purchased Fiat Chrysler vehicles affected by this have been violated, and that they may be entitled to compensation. We are currently investigating a possible class action lawsuit on behalf of Dodge and Jeep Diesel owners.

If you have purchased a Dodge or Jeep Diesel vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm immediately to find out if you have a case. Complete the form on this page to protect your rights.

FCA Jeep and Dodge Diesel Emissions Class Action Lawsuit

If you have purchased a Jeep or Dodge Diesel vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation, complete the form on this page to protect your rights.

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