DaimlerChrysler to settle allegations on defective emission controls
United States government has announced that automotive giant DaimlerChrysler has accepted their fault and would be repairing defective emission controls on close to 1.5 million vehicles driving on American roads. In addition, the company would also be paying damages of around USD 1 million to settle the allegations, which claimed that the company violated federal environmental regulations.
As per information available from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department, the settlement would see the company spend around USD 90 million to satisfy their demands and fix the problem with their vehicles.
The court settlement details that the company failed in their attempts to properly disclose defective catalytic converters on Jeep and Dodge vehicles from model years 1996 through 2001. Other models from the company, which suffer from these problems, include popular brands like Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Dakota trucks.