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Fiat Chrysler 2014-2016 Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesel and 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Defeat Device Quebec Class Action

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**UPDATE**

Class action authorized for legal and natural persons in Quebec who purchased or leased a 2014 to 2016 RAM 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, equipped with a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine

A class action has been authorized on behalf of all residents of Quebec who purchased or leased a 2014 to 2016 RAM 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles, equipped with a 3.0-litre EcoDiesel engine.

The representative plaintiff alleges that the vehicle manufacturer (FCA) and its suppliers (VM Motori and Bosch) produced and installed illegal defeat devices in these vehicles in order to evade emissions laws and provide otherwise unattainable performance results.

The defendants deny these allegations and are contesting the class action.

The claims have not been proven in court, and the Court has not yet decided whether the defendants have committed a fault, or whether any member of the class has incurred a loss. However, if you are included in the class action, your rights may be impacted. If you wish to remain a class member, you do not need to take any steps at this time. If you wish to opt out, you have until May 2, 2022 to advise Class Counsel and the clerk of the Superior Court of Quebec, District of Montreal, at 1 Notre Dame Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1B6, by registered mail. Please make sure to include file no. 500-06-000837-175 in your correspondence.

You may request a copy of the long version of this notice or simply click on it for more information.

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CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a class action lawsuit in Quebec against Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch relating to the use of a defeat device on its diesel light-duty vehicles equipped with 3.0-litre engines.

The vehicles involved are:

- Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesel (model years 2014, 2015, & 2016)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (model years 2014, 2015, & 2016)

The class action alleges that the automaker sold vehicles equipped with an emissions system that during normal driving conditions emits many multiples of the allowed level of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), despite the vehicles being marketed as eco-friendly and fuel efficient.

To appeal to environmentally-conscious consumers, FCA markets its EcoDiesel vehicles as “clean diesel” with ultra-low emissions, high fuel economy, and powerful torque and towing capacity. FCA calls its EcoDiesel “ultra clean,” “emissions compliant,” and claims that “no NOx” exits the tailpipe. It is alleged that these representations are deceptive and false.

Fiat Chrysler charges a premium for EcoDiesel-equipped vehicles. For example, selecting the 3.0 liter EcoDiesel engine on the 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Laramie adds $4,770 to the purchase price. And the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland EcoDiesel costs $4,500 more than its gasoline counterpart.

Consumers have suffered damages as a result of their purchases of these vehicles, including but not limited to: (a) a high premium for the EcoDiesel engine compared to what they would have paid for a gas-powered engine, (b) out-of-pocket losses and future attempted repairs, (c) future additional fuel costs, (d) decreased performance of the vehicles, and (e) diminished value of the vehicles.

In Canada, it is estimated that defeat device affects approximately 14,000 Dodge RAM 1500s and 900 Jeep Grand Cherokee models.

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Violation to Fiat Chrysler for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0-litre diesel engines sold. The undisclosed software results in increased emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the vehicles. The allegations cover roughly 104,000 vehicles in the United States.

If you or someone you know is or was an owner or lessee of Dodge RAM 1500 (model years 2014, 2015, & 2016) or Jeep Grand Cherokee (model years 2014, 2015, & 2016) anywhere in Quebec and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Fiat Chrysler 2014-2016 Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesel and 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Defeat Device Canadian Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation from this lawsuit in Quebec, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the form below.

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