EPA said the Fiat recall was due to “in-use emissions investigations conducted by EPA and in-use testing conducted by FCA as required by EPA regulations.”

Vehicles affected by the recall include:

  • 2011-2016 Dodge Journey Crossover
  • 2011-2014 Chrysler 200
  • 2011-2014 Dodge Avenger
  • 2011-2016 Jeep Compass SUVs
  • 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber hatchbacks

“We are advised that today’s EPA announcement reflects a new policy for announcing routine emissions recalls,” FCA said in a statement. “This campaign has no safety implications. Nor are there any associated fines. This issue was discovered by FCA during routine in-use emissions testing and reported to the agency. We began contacting affected customers last month to advise them of the needed repairs, which will be provided at no charge.”

The automaker said repairs would be provided free of charge, and that the precious metals in the catalytic converters being replaced would be recycled.

Fiat’s shares fell 2% upon news of the recall.

Source: CNBC

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