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Fiat Chrysler, Bosch vehicle emission fraud settlement worth more than $171 million

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By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — A nationwide settlement \involving Fiat Chrysler's and Robert Bosch Company's alleged vehicle emissions fraud Is worth more than $171 million.

For example, it will result in the state of Alabama receiving approximately $2.7 million in civil penalties and fees from the companies with more than $171 million going to 52 jurisdictions nationwide, according to state Attorney General Steve Marshall's Office. 

The settlement stems from the alleged use of "defeat device" software in order to alter vehicle emissions measurement tests. An investigation by the states involved in the lawsuit settlement alleged Fiat Chrysler calibrated the software on its automobiles to hide higher than allowed nitrogen oxide levels, according to Marshall's office. 

The settlement includes Fiat Chrysler paying a total of $72.5 million to 49 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Guam.

The settlement also includes Bosch paying a total of $98.7 million nationwide as well as $5 million to the National Association of Attorneys General and $27.5 million to consumers who leased or bought the affected vehicles, Marshall's office said. 

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