Is Ram on the verge of set­tling its Ecodiesel emis­sions scan­dal?

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In other FCA/RAM news, the au­tomaker and the De­part­ment of Jus­tice are inch­ing closer to a res­o­lu­tion re­gard­ing the ’14-16 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Chero­kees that were pow­ered by the 3.0L Ecodiesel but failed to meet emis­sion stan­dards. In a let­ter to FCA, the DOJ de­manded that some 104,000 pickups and SUVS be re­called and that the man­u­fac­turer pay “sub­stan­tial” civil fines, al­though no fi­nan­cial penalty amount was dis­closed. If you re­call, the EPA al­leged back in May 2017 that Ecodiesel ve­hi­cles were equipped with soft­ware that made it pos­si­ble for the en­gines to meet emis­sions re­quire­ments in a test set­ting yet pol­lute well be­yond the es­tab­lished stan­dards while out on the road. As a re­sult, FCA wasn’t able to sell ’17 model year ver­sions un­til an emis­sions fix was ap­proved and in place on new mod­els.

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