W.Va. to get $302,500 in Fiat Chrysler emissions settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia will receive $302,500 as part of a multistate settlement with Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheating allegations.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the state's portion of the settlement Tuesday.

Authorities say the Italian-American automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with diesel engines programmed to run pollution controls during lab tests that would turn off under certain conditions on the road.

Fiat Chrysler says it didn't deliberately install devices to cheat emissions tests. The company didn't admit wrongdoing in the settlement.

The models involved were 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles.

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2/13/2019 9:10:37 AM (GMT -5:00)