U.S. DOT Announces Fiat Chrysler Enforcement Action
On July 26,2015 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced enforcement action and penalties against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as the result of the July 2 public hearing on the automaker's handling of 23 vehicle safety recalls involving more than 11 million defective vehicles. FCA has acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act in three areas: effective and timely recall remedies, notification to vehicle owners and dealers, and notifications to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To remedy its failures, FCA has agreed to repair vehicles with safety defects, purchase some defective vehicles back from owners, and pay a $105 million civil penalty-the largest ever imposed by NHTSA. A consent order issued by NHTSA outlines FCA's steps going forward. For answers to some common questions, see the Chrysler FAQs.
Are you a Ram pickup or Dodge SUV owner looking for information about the FCA [FIAT Chrysler Automobiles] buyback program imposed by NHTSA?
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July 30: Washington - FCA said it was reducing its estimate of the number of vehicles eligible for a buyback by about 10 percent to 175,000.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] has granted FCA 60 days to decide how customers will be compensated and if their vehicle will be eligible for buyback. If you have already had your vehicle repaired for one of these recalls, no action is required at this time. Customers who have not had their vehicles remedied will have the option of having the recall repair performed or having their vehicle repurchased. This offer will be extended to current owners,regardless of position of ownership (including second owner, third owner, etc.). The offer will not include any allowance for modifications or upgrades made to the vehicle, i.e. tow bed, lift/winch kit,etc.).