Fifty-Two AGs Reached Settlement with Fiat Chrysler Over Diesel Emissions Scheme

The attorneys general of 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam announced a settlement with automaker Fiat Chrysler over the use of a “defeat device” software system designed to obscure emissions data from its fleet of diesel vehicles. The scheme resulted in vehicles that released far more hazardous air pollutants into the atmosphere than what is legally permissible under the Clean Air Act. The $171 million settlement covers more than 100,000 vehicles sold under the scheme in the 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.