Fiat Chrysler and engine manufacturer Cummins are currently in a spat over which company will foot the bill for a recall of Ram 2500 trucks that could cost up to $200 million.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board have ordered a recall of 2013-2015 model year Ram 2500 trucks with the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine as moisture may find its way into the catalyst reduction system, causing excess particulate emissions.
FCA says it is willing to cooperate with the recall, but it is “not willing,” to “bear the cost of it,” alone. The automaker already repaired 42,000 of the recalled trucks on its own dime and subsequently sued Cummins $60 million to recover a portion of the expense.
A spokesperson for Cummins told Reuters the two companies “are working collaboratively to resolve an issue with a third party after treatment system purchased by (Fiat Chrysler) as quickly as possible on behalf of our customers.” FCA didn’t comment on the legal dispute, but said it “”remains committed to working with Cummins to ensure that any necessary repairs are carried out effectively and efficiently.”