Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will voluntarily recall 862,520 vehicles in the United States that do not meet emissions standards and will change their catalytic converters.
This recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations conducted by EPA and in-use testing conducted by FCA as required by EPA regulations.
“EPA welcomes the action by Fiat Chrysler to voluntarily recall its vehicles that do not meet U.S. emissions standards,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “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.”
EPA will continue to investigate other FCA vehicles which are potentially non-compliant and may become the subject of future recalls.
Owners of affected vehicles will receive notification from FCA when parts are available for them to bring their vehicle into be repaired, and owners can continue to drive their vehicles in the meantime.
These affected vehicles include 2011-2016 Dodge Journeys, 2011-2014 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers, 2011-2012 Dodge Calibers and 2011-2016 Jeep Compass/Patriots.
Owners who live in locations subject to inspection and maintenance may be required to have the recall performed prior to having the inspection performed.
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.