Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Wednesday that it will recall nearly 865,000 vehicles that do not meet US emissions standards, after settling claims that it manufactured vehicles that emitted more pollution than legally allowed.
The voluntary recall of 2011 through 2016 model year Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles will be implemented throughout the year, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday.
The agency said it would continue to investigate non-compliant FCA vehicles, which could also be subject to future recalls.
“EPA welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet US emissions standards,” said recently confirmed EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler in a statement.
“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.”
FCA downplayed the recall as “routine.” In a statement, the company said, “We are advised that today’s EPA announcement reflects a new policy for announcing routine emissions recalls.