What is the latest on the Jeep and Ram EcoDiesel emissions case? The US Justice Department has reportedly sent a settlement proposal to FCA to resolve the diesel emissions lawsuit (according to Bloomberg). The US government first raised the case last year that claimed FCA had undisclosed engine control software that allowed the trucks and SUVs to emit more than allowed amount of diesel emissions.
The case involves 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 trucks with the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. A total of 104,000 vehicles are involved.
The Bloomberg report suggests that US Justice Department deal involves a recall and fix of all affected 104,000 vehicles, a sizable fine (some firms estimate it between $460 million and $1 billion). Additionally, FCA proposed a plan to participate in low or zero-emissions projects as part of the resolution.
We will let you know as soon as more details about this plan are released.
How does a Ram 1500 EcoDiesel do on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test? Here is the video.