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US Plans to File Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler over Excess Diesel Emissions

  • As per reports, the US Justice Department is preparing to file a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV for excess diesel emissions, within this week, if an agreement does not reach with the Italian-American automaker.

    The FCA was accused by the US Environmental Protection Agency in January of unlawfully using undisclosed software in order to allow excess diesel emissions in around 104,000 cars and SUVs.

    A hearing on May 24 has been called by a federal judge in California on a series of lawsuits filed by owners of vehicles against Fiat Chrysler. If agreement fails to reach by then, the Justice Department may file its action.