Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 860,000 vehicles in new emissions probe, EPA says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall more than 860,000 vehicles in the United States over findings from emissions investigations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The issues, apparently unrelated to the company’s massive diesel emissions scandal, affect a range of vehicles, from passenger cars such as the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Compass SUV.

An EPA news release described it as a voluntary recall of 862,520 vehicles as a result of “in-use emissions investigations” conducted by the EPA. The vehicles’ catalytic converter will need to be replaced, and the vehicles will be recalibrated, the company said.

FCA is also recalling vehicles in Canada. Reuters put the number at 103,000, but company officials could not confirm that during a conference call Wednesday.

“EPA welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a news release Wednesday. “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.”

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