Fiat Chrysler Recalling Nearly 900K Vehicles Over Emission Standards

March 13, 2019 - 12:12 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they don't meet emission standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency says 862,520 vehicles are being recalled as the result of in-use emissions testing.

Recalled vehicles include: 2011-2016 Dodge Journey, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200, 2011-2014 Dodge Avenger, 2011-2012 Dodge Caliber, 2011-2016 Jeep Compass, and 2011-2016 Jeep Patriot. The EPA says catalytic converters will need to be replaced to ensure the automaker "abides by the nation’s laws designed to protect human health and the environment." 

Owners of affected vehicles will receive notification from Fiat Chrysler when parts are available for them to bring their vehicle into be repaired. In the meantime, owners can continue to drive their vehicles.

Due to the large number of vehicles involved and the need to supply replacement components -- specifically to the vehicle's catalytic converter -- this recall will be implemented in phases during the 2019 calendar year beginning with the oldest vehicles first.

Owners of affected vehicles need to wait until they receive notification from FCA prior to scheduling an appointment at the dealership. Below is the scheduled for each phase of the recall by model year:

For more information regarding the recall, visit epa.gov.