Last week, reported on allegations leveled by the US Environmental Protection Agency against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. (FCA) alleging that FCA had failed to disclose the use of emissions-altering software in its diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and RAM pickups.

2016 RAM 1500

While charges pursuant the Clean Air Act are under consideration by the US Department of Justice, a class-action civil suit has been launched against FCA seeking $250 million dollars in compensation to Canadian purchasers of 2014-2016 diesel Grand Cherokees and RAM 1500 pickups.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The suit was filed in the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice on January 16, 2017 by Sotos LLP. It alleges that FCA deceived purchasers of the noted vehicles by failing to disclose the existence of the contentious software, and that by doing so, the purchasers are subject to loss and damage. Further information on the class-action suite and how to become a claimant can be found at:

About The Author

Rob Rothwell has been involved in automotive journalism since 2002, writing for multiple online and print publications. He lives on the West Coast and is a member of the AJAC (Automotive Journalist Association of Canada). Rob’s passions include long drives on country roads in his convertible sports car, as well as cycling, skiing, kayaking, and sailing. Rob can often be found at the beach with his classic 80s Rainbow Laser, or tinkering in his workshop on his latest project.

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