Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 900,000 vehicles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the United States.
The vehicles not meeting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s emissions standards is the reason for the massive recall.
In-use emissions testing conducted by FCA is required by EPA regulations.
“EPA welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “We will provide assistance to consumers navigating the recall and continue to ensure that auto manufacturers abide by our nation’s laws designed to protect human health and the environment.”
The EPA will continue to investigate other FCA vehicles, which may lead to more vehicle recalls.
Owners of impacted vehicles will receive notification from FCA.
The FCA will instruct the owners when to bring their vehicle in when replacement parts – specifically to the vehicle’s catalytic converter – are available.
Due to the large number of vehicles involved and the need to supply replacement components, the recall will be tackling older vehicles first.
Vehicles affected are as follows:
- MY 2011-2016 Dodge Journey (JC FWD)
- MY 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 / Dodge Avenger (JS FWD)
- MY 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber (PM FWD CVT)
- MY 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriot (MK FWD CVT)
The projected schedule for those affect vehicles are as follows:
- MY 2011 - Q1 2019
- MY 2012 - Q2 2019
- MY 2013/2014 - Q3 2019
- MY 2015/2016 - Q4 2019
Vehicle owners are urged to wait for notification from the FCA before bringing their vehicle in for repairs.
For more information regarding the recall, please visit the EPA's vehicle recall website.