Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne remains optimistic that his company will be able to get vehicles with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine certified for the 2017 model year.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused FCA of using an electronic emissions control device in the V6 diesel engine, which is found in the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Marchionne denied the accusations and reaffirmed his stance that he’ll be able to resolve the issue.
“We have been dealing with the EPA and CARB, we have engaged legal counsel. The only thing I can tell you is that we continue to work with the agencies to try and resolve this,” Marchionne told Reuters in an interview. “We continue to offer full cooperation to the agency to try get this issue resolved. I think my main objective now is to get certification for the 2017 models.”
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Justice Department are investigating the automaker. The automaker said last week that both the SEC and USJD had served it with multiple subpoenas and requests for information and that it would continue to “cooperate with all valid governmental requests.”