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Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Current Parent CompanyStellantis
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Penalty: $515,000,000
Year: 2019
Date: January 10, 2019
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Mega-ScandalEmissions Cheating
Violation Description: The Department of Justice, the EPA and the State of California announced a settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., FCA US, and affiliates for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law. Fiat Chrysler agreed to implement a recall program to repair more than 100,000 noncompliant diesel vehicles sold or leased in the United States, offer an extended warranty on repaired vehicles, and pay a civil penalty of $305 million to settle claims of cheating emission tests and failing to disclose unlawful defeat devices. Fiat Chrysler also agreed to implement a program to mitigate excess pollution from these vehicles. The recall and federal mitigation programs were estimated to cost up to approximately $185 million. In a separate settlement with California, Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay an additional $19 million to mitigate excess emissions from more than 13,000 of the noncompliant vehicles in California. In addition, in a separate administrative agreement with the United States Customs and Border Protection, Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay a $6 million civil penalty to resolve allegations of illegally importing 1,700 noncompliant vehicles.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Netherlands
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
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