Fiat Chrysler Emissions Class Action Investigation

03.18.2019

Girard Sharp is investigating claims that Fiat Chrysler sold vehicles in violation of emissions regulations, prompting a mandatory recall in California. The following models are currently under investigation:

  1. 2011-2016 Dodge Journey
  2. 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 / Dodge Avenge
  3. 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber
  4. 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriot

If you have owned or leased one of the vehicles listed above, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp public protection attorney—dial 415-981-4800—or by submitting your information below:

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Overview of Vehicle Deficiencies

Fiat Chrysler on March 13 announced a recall of over 800,000 vehicles that failed to meet EPA emissions guidelines based on internal testing and agency inspections. Owners of recalled vehicles must now devote time and energy to obtaining critical repairs, including a catalytic converter replacement, which may require equipment in short supply.

Because of the large number of recalled vehicles and the limited supply of replacement parts for catalytic converters, the recall will be implemented over several months.

Mandatory Recall for California Residents

This recall is mandatory for California residents, according to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which announced that consumers “who fail to get the necessary repairs will not be able to register their vehicles.”

As a result, California owners of Fiat Chrysler vehicles may not be able to sell them while awaiting repairs. Also, because of the total volume of required repairs, some owners may not be able to get their vehicle fixed until December 2019.

Fiat Chrysler has come under scrutiny for emissions issues before. In January 2019, for example, the company paid $800 million to settle claims involving its allegedly noncompliant EcoDiesel system.

If you have owned or leased one of the vehicles listed above, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by calling a Girard Sharp consumer rights attorney (415-981-4800) or submitting your information above.

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