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Fiat Chrysler has reached settlements with consumers and federal and state regulators involving the following Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine (the "Subject Vehicles").

Model Model Years
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 2014 - 2016
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel 2014 - 2016

The settlements consist of:

  • A Class Action Settlement Agreement between Fiat Chrysler, Bosch (Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC), and certain current owners/lessees and former owners/lessees of the Subject Vehicles; and
  • A Consent Decree between Fiat Chrysler and the United States Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California by and through the California Attorney General and the California Air Resources Board.

These settlements resolve legal claims asserting that the vehicles do not comply with federal and state emissions regulations and that Fiat Chrysler made misrepresentations to consumers regarding the vehicles.

Under the terms of the settlements, Fiat Chrysler will:

  1. Update the emissions control software (the “Approved Emissions Modification” or “AEM”) for the Subject Vehicles free of charge;
  2. Provide an extended warranty for updated vehicles; and
  3. Provide cash compensation to Class Members who submit a timely and valid claim (see below for additional information and requirements).

Current owners and lessees of Subject Vehicles can schedule appointments to receive the Approved Emissions Modification, and eligible current and former owners and lessees can submit claims for compensation.

Sign-Up for Settlement Updates


To receive periodic updates about the settlements, including when the Approved Emissions Modification is available and when you can submit a claim for compensation, please enter your name and email address below.

Please note that signing up for updates below is NOT the same as submitting a claim for compensation, and does not guarantee that you will be eligible for compensation. By signing up for updates, you are merely registering to receive additional information about the opening of the claim submission period, and to be notified when the Approved Emissions Modification is available.

Eligible Vehicles


All current owners and lessees of model year 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine are eligible for the Approved Emissions Modification and extended warranty. To receive the Approved Emissions Modification, your vehicle must be: (1) registered in the United States with a state department of motor vehicles or equivalent agency;  and (2) operable (i.e., capable of being driven under its own engine power lawfully and safely) as of the date the vehicle is brought in for the Approved Emissions Modification. Your vehicle also cannot have been modified in a way that substantially impairs the installation or functioning of the Approved Emissions Modification. Click here to read the Court approved notice that includes important details about the eligibility of vehicles for the Approved Emissions Modification and extended warranty.

Not all current and former owners and lessees of model year 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine are eligible for compensation under the settlements. Click here to read the Court approved notice that includes important details about which current and former owners and lessees are eligible for compensation. 

Cash Compensation
Eligible Owners

(If no former owner or former lessee timely completes a valid claim for the same vehicle)

$3,075
Eligible Owners

(If a former owner or former lessee timely completes a valid claim for the same vehicle)

$2,460
Eligible Lessees, Former owners, and Former Lessees
$990

Approved Emissions Modification Overview


The Approved Emissions Modification ("AEM") is a software update that is intended to ensure that the Subject Vehicles' emissions comply with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified. There will be no hardware changes to your vehicle associated with the AEM. Through the settlements, Fiat Chrysler will offer the AEM free of charge for all model year 2014 to 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Vehicles.

The AEM is not expected to change any of your key vehicle attributes, such as average fuel economy, reliability, durability, vehicle performance, drivability, engine noise or vibration, or other driving characteristics. Click here to read the Court approved notice that includes important additional details about the effect of the AEM on your vehicle.

The AEM is now available.

Current owners and lessees of the Subject Vehicles may call Fiat Chrysler's Call Center at 1-833-280-4748 or their preferred dealer to schedule an appointment to receive the AEM. Fiat Chrysler will provide a loaner vehicle at no cost if the AEM is scheduled to take longer than three hours or if it is not complete within three hours of the scheduled start of the appointment.

You may receive the Approved Emissions Modification (and associated extended warranty) at any point in the claims process outlined below, but you will not be eligible for compensation until you have also submitted a claim. Click here to read the Court approved notice that includes important additional details about the AEM and the claims process.

The Extended Warranty covers all parts and systems affected by the Approved Emissions Modification, and the warranty term is the greater of (i) 10 years from the date of initial sale or 120,000 actual miles on the vehicle odometer, whichever comes first; and (ii) 4 years or 48,000 miles from the date and mileage of installing the Approved Emissions Modification on the vehicle, whichever comes first.

Click below to search by VIN to see whether a vehicle is eligible for the Approved Emissions Modification, whether it has been installed, and whether the extended warranty applies to the vehicle.

Vehicles Originally Sold in Canada


Vehicles originally sold in Canada and currently registered in the United States are eligible to receive the Approved Emissions Modification (“AEM”) and the Extended Warranty.  The Extended Warranty will be effective after the (1) successful installation of the AEM and (2) registration of the vehicle with FCA US LLC by providing proof of state registration, proof of ownership or lease, and the current mileage/kilometers on the vehicle.  (Note: Owners and lessees of these vehicles are not eligible for a class member payment under this class action settlement agreement.)

Please call 1-833-280-4748 to register your vehicle with FCA US LLC and schedule an appointment to have the AEM installed.

About the AEM

The AEM is a software update that is intended to ensure that the vehicle’s emissions comply with the emissions standards to which it was originally certified. There will be no hardware changes to your vehicle associated with the AEM.  FCA will offer the AEM free of charge for all model year 2014 to 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Vehicles. The AEM is not expected to change any of the key vehicle attributes, such as average fuel economy, reliability, durability, vehicle performance, drivability, engine noise or vibration, or other driving characteristics.

About the Extended Warranty

The Extended Warranty covers all parts and systems affected by the AEM and will be effective after the (1) successful installation of the AEM and (2) registration of the vehicle with FCA (see above).  The warranty term is the greater of (i) 10 years from the date of initial sale or 120,000 actual miles on the vehicle odometer, whichever comes first; and (ii) 4 years or 48,000 miles from the date and mileage of installing the AEM on the vehicle, whichever comes first.

Claim Submission Deadline


On May 3, 2019, the Court granted final approval of the EcoDiesel consumer class action settlement agreement and government consent decrees.
 
The deadline for you to submit a claim depends on whether you are a current owner/lessee or a former owner/lessee of a Subject Vehicle.

This is only a summary of the claims submission deadlines. Additional deadlines may apply to your circumstances. For instance, additional deadlines apply when you surrender your vehicle under the terms of your lease; or if you total your vehicle and transfer title or terminate your lease as a result.

Click here to read the Court approved notice that includes important details about the claims submission deadlines.

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Claims Submission Process Overview





1. File an Initial Claim. Class Members will be able to submit a claim online through this website or via the mail using the Claim Form. Sign-up for email updates to receive notification when the online claims portal is open.

Note: FCA may not begin reviewing claims until the Effective Date, which is expected to be in May 2019.

 

2. FCA Reviews the Claim. FCA will review and verify the claim form and documents for completeness and eligibility and will either verify that the claim is complete or request additional information.

 

3. FCA Notifies Class Member of Eligibility. Once FCA verifies eligibility, FCA will make an offer to the Class Member. After that, the Class Member can accept the offer in writing.

 

4. Schedule an Appointment. Class Members can schedule an appointment to have the Approved Emissions Modification installed, either by contacting their local authorized FCA dealership or by calling 1-833-280-4748. Note: You do not need to submit a claim before getting the Approved Emissions Modification installed in your vehicle. You can schedule an appointment for the Approved Emissions Modification as soon as it is available and file a claim later.

Note: You will be able to schedule an appointment to have the Approved Emissions Modification installed once it is available, which is expected to be in May 2019. Sign-up for email updates to receive notification when you can schedule an appointment.

 

5. Receive Payment. After the Class Member submits a claim, accepts the offer, and has the Approved Emissions Modification installed, the Class Member will receive payment by check in the mail. Class Members who are current owners and lessees must get the Approved Emissions Modification installed on their vehicles in order for their claim to be approved and receive payment. Class Members who are former or owners or lessees will receive payment after they have accepted the offer from FCA.

 

This is a summary of the claims process, further details are available by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions


This section addresses common questions regarding the EcoDiesel settlements. You should review the Court-approved notice and the Class Action Settlement Agreement for additional information regarding the settlements and your potential eligibility for benefits.