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The EPA accuses the Group FCA of mounting devices to falsify emission

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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2016.

The Environmental Protection Agency of the united States, the EPA has formally indicted the Group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have installed in their vehicles, a software that allows you to alter the reading of the emissions, in a similar manner as it had operated the malware is already famous TDI of the Volkswagen Group, allowing them to emit a higher level of NOx than is actually homologaban.

The official announcement has been published by the regulatory agency this morning, and points to a to 104,000 units affected models 2014, 2015 and 2016 RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the engine V6 3.0-liter EcoDiesel.

The report not detailed as they are these devices or their modus operandi, but it does point out that they could have discovered up to 8 auxiliary devices in charge of misrepresenting the emissions of these models when they were tested in the bank.

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Engine EcoDiesel FCA.

According to the EPA, it has been discovered after investigation of all the diesel models sold in the united States, after it was discovered the scandal of the software present in the models of the VAG Group. After discovering in their testing that the emissions that they threw away these vehicles to FCA were not proclaimed by the manufacturer, were put in contact with FCA, although according to the EPA, FCA not offered an adequate explanation for this behavior.

The Group itself has admitted that in the last year have been receiving requests in this regard from the EPA, and that is at this time working with the agency to solve the problem. But also taking into account that their engines comply with the laws in force in that area. Even, in the course of this collaboration with the environmental agency, own FCA developed a possible solution to the problem, which would consist of a software update that “could be implemented on these vehicles immediately to further improve the performance of the emissions”. Although the manufacturer continues to deny the claims of the EPA.

The indictment of the EPA comes just after they have reached two lawsuits against FCA and Cummins, the u.s. manufacturer of diesel engines, although in this case by their engines from 6.7 liters. However, until today, the EPA has not commented about it.

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RAM 1500 EcoDiesel.

For the moment, the certification process for models in 2017
equipped with diesel engines of FCA continued detention
, since the
research is still ongoing, although models 2016 remains
marketed and at the moment there has been no order of removal from the
market.

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