Friday, January 11, 2019

AG Shapiro: PA To Receive $8.4 Million Settlement For Fiat Chrysler, Auto Supplier Robert Bosch Emissions Test Cheating

On January 11, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Fiat Chrysler and auto supplier Robert Bosch have agreed to pay $8,415,879 total to Pennsylvania, and more than $171 million to 52 jurisdictions nationwide, for selling or leasing vehicles that allegedly contained illegal defeat devices which allow vehicles to pass emissions inspections without actually being compliant.
Bosch allegedly supplied and helped program the illegal emissions “defeat device” software used by both Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen in their diesel vehicles.
“Every step we’re taking is to protect Pennsylvanians’ rights to a clean environment and consumers’ rights to fair deals when they buy cars in our Commonwealth,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians purchased or leased over 2,600 Fiat Chrysler vehicles on the promise they were good for the environment and the opposite was true. This settlement will help deliver justice by making both Fiat Chrysler and Bosch pay up for the real harms caused by its deceptions and illegal pollution and builds on our efforts to deliver a cleaner environment for Pennsylvanians.”
Click Here for the full announcement.
[Note: Attorney General Shapiro was successful, joining with Attorneys General in other states, in getting a $30.4 million settlement for Pennsylvania in the Volkswagen emissions cheating case, but the General Assembly immediate took that money to balance the state’s General Fund budget.
[This settlement was separate from the $118 million DEP received from the EPA- Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement which DEP is investing in transportation-related projects to reduce air pollution through the Driving PA Forward Program.]

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