Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel homeowners eligible for as much as $3,075 in EPA settlement
House owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 fashions fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine shall be eligible for as much as $3,075 as a result of their autos didn’t adjust to federal emissions laws. A federal decide on Friday accredited the settlement final week after Jeep and Ram mum or dad Fiat Chrysler Vehicles introduced the $307.5 million cope with the EPA in January.
House owners will want have FCA sellers change the autos’ catalytic converters by Could 3, 2021, to be eligible for his or her share of the settlement. The catalytic converter recall will treatment the autos’ emissions tools to convey the Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 fashions with the diesel engine, which FCA markets as EcoDiesel, into compliance with federal laws.
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House owners should file for compensation from the settlement by February 3, 2021 at www.EcoDieselSettlement.com.
About 100,000 autos are affected by the recall and related settlement. Particularly, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 fashions vary from the 2014 to 2016 mannequin years.
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Earlier homeowners and lessees of the affected autos are additionally eligible for compensation, although their share is $990. Earlier homeowners and lessees have till August 1, 2019, to submit claims for compensation. Not like the Volkswagen diesel scandal, FCA is not going to purchase again any of the Jeeps and Rams since and can as a substitute replace them to adjust to laws.
The settlement’s approval comes after federal regulators introduced the automaker can even recall 850,000 Dodge and Chrysler automobiles from the 2011-2016 mannequin years for extra emissions. FCA is not going to be fined for the most recent recall, however homeowners might want to convey affected autos to a dealership for a brand new catalytic converter.