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Fiat Chrysler CEO’s Response To Diesel Emissions Cheat? “Absolute Nonsense.”

Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne and italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA for short, has just pulled a Volkswagen. That terminology I believe will become lexicon in the marketplace quite soon. Why? Because Volkswagen was the first to be caught by the EPA on a diesel emissions cheat. Now FCA just got nabbed by the EPA on a similar charge.

FCA’s president, Sergio Marchionne, has given his unofficial response to the EPA and this apparent cheat. It’s pretty much a giant “Fuck you” aimed directly at them.

Was He Lying?

However, Marchionne has said over and over again that FCA was not using the VW style cheat.

The official charge is similar to VW: “FCA installed and failed to disclose engine management software that results in increase emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the vehicles.” Where is the cheat found? Allegedly in 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees as well as Dodge Ram 1500s. The engine in question is FCA’s “EcoDiesel” 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.

Auxiliary emission control devices are the crux of the problem, according to the EPA. This is by no means final and the EPA is still investigating the potential cheat. We should hear very soon on this matter as it’s clearly a hot button issue across the entirety of the automotive world these days.

More news on this as we have it.

(Source: Road & Track)

Written by Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.

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