Fiat Chrysler recalling 850K vehicles in US that don't meet emissions standards

Fiat Chrysler recalling 850K vehicles in US that don't meet emissions standards
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Automobile maker Fiat Chrysler has agreed to recall 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. that don't meet emissions standards, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday.

The recall is the result of an EPA emissions investigation and follows testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler, the EPA said.

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement to Reuters that the agency "welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards."

“We will provide assistance to consumers navigating the recall and continue to ensure that auto manufacturers abide by our nation’s laws designed to protect human health and the environment," Wheeler added.

The EPA said the recall will affect 2011-2016 Dodge Journeys, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers, 2011-2012 Dodge Calibers and 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriots.

Fiat Chrysler did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

EPA will continue investigating other Fiat Chrysler vehicles, the agency told Reuters.

Owners of vehicles subject to recall can continue driving the vehicles and will receive notification when replacement parts are available for their cars, the EPA said.

Reuters noted that Fiat Chrysler earlier this year agreed to settle claims brought by the Department of Justice and California alleging that the car manufacturer used illegal software to dupe emissions tests. The automaker is awaiting the outcome of a criminal probe stemming from those allegations, according to Reuters.