Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., FCA US LLC Settlement
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., FCA US LLC Settles For $5,601,090
In August 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., FCA US LLC (FCA), with its principal location in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in the amount of $5,601,090 for violation of CARB’s air quality regulations.
FCA model year (MY) 2012 through 2018 Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango vehicles, equipped with 5.7L gasoline engines and six speed transmissions were not compliant with certification emission standards in violation of Health and Safety Code section 43212(a)1, and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) requirements were in violation of the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1968.2(d)(3.1.1).
Of the total amount, $2,800,545 in civil penalty will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. The balance of $2,800,545 will fund a Supplemental Environment Project (SEP) entitled, Cleaner Air for Kids – Zero Emission School Bus Funding in the South Coast Air Basin.
To settle the case, FCA agreed to the penalty of $183 per noncompliant vehicle for a total penalty amount of $5,601,090. This settlement includes mitigation of 68.3 tons of excess NOx emissions over the useful life of the vehicles. Terms of the settlement include a requirement for FCA to comply with all other CARB regulations going forward. FCA cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter.