Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Current Parent Company: 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Penalty: 
$515,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
January 10, 2019
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
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 Parent: 
Britain
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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