Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling almost 965,000 gas-powered vehicles from U.S. and Canada that violate U.S. emissions standards. The company is expected to replace the vehicles’ catalytic converters that showed deteriorating performance during a routine in-use emissions testing.
EPA announced that the flawed vehicles have no safety concerns and the company will not be charged any associated fines for not complying with the emission standards.
The faulty vehicles include 2011-2016 Dodge Journeys, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers, 2011-2012 Dodge Calibers, and 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriots.
Out of the total, 863,000 cars are from the United States, while the rest are from Canada.
Prior to this, EPA sued Fiat Chrysler for using illegal engine-control software in diesel vehicles to pass emissions tests in 2017. Later in January 2019, the parties agreed on a settlement that costed the company roughly $800 million.