The filing is the culmination of four months of work with the EPA and CARB after the federal regulator alleged the Italian-American automaker had installed software in 2014 to 2016 model-year editions of the diesel vehicles that violated clean-air rules.
FCA has previously pushed back against the government's claims regarding the alleged Clean Air Act violations, saying that "in the case of any litigation, FCA US will defend itself vigorously, particularly against any claims that the company deliberately installed defeat devices to cheat USA emissions tests". These vehicles feature updated emissions software calibrations. The company said it will also seek permission to modify the 2014-2016 versions of the diesels that are in dispute to end the standoff with federal regulators.
FCA said January 12 that its emissions controls are "properly justified" and thus not defeat devices, adding that it had "proposed a number of actions to address EPA's concerns, including developing extensive software changes to our emissions control strategies that could be implemented in these vehicles immediately to further improve emissions performance". The EPA asked the automaker for proof that the devices weren't "defeat devices" aimed at cheating emissions tests.
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In January of this year, the EPA delivered a violation notice to FCA, alleging that about 100,000 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles fit with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine were sold with at least eight pieces of software that were not disclosed to the agency, meant to cheat emissions tests.
Nonetheless, the stop-sale prevented those models from being sold in the USA until the automaker corrected the issues.
In addition to the fines, the beleaguered German automaker has agreed to pay $14.7 billion to fix or buy back about 475,000 rigged 2-liter diesel vehicles and $1.2 billion on 80,000 3-liter diesels.
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In the same jibberish rant, it has also been mentioned that the hacker group is now planning to follow a monthly data dump cycle. They were easy to be exploited because they were not getting regular security patches from Microsoft automatically.
Fiat Chrysler hopes to secure approval from the EPA for its latest diesel software update so it can begin offering the EcoDiesel engine in its 2017 vehicles..
Fiat Chrysler said it believes its application and proposed software fix, "should help facilitate a prompt resolution to ongoing discussions with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and other governmental agencies".
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