Back in January of this year, the EPA declared that the EcoDiesel models of FCA products were in violation of the Clean Air Act and that they couldn’t sell them until they were in compliance. From that point it’s been a long back and forth between the government and the company to figure out how to get past this impasse and bring the extremely-popular vehicles to market.
This is good news. For starters, the EcoDiesel is still being produced and customers can purchase it. Recertification is, luckily for FCA, an option for them unlike what happened during the Volkswagen diesel scandal. In that situation, recertification involved new equipment that adjusts power and performance. For FCA, their update is all software.
Additionally, FCA believes that their update can be applied to all previous EcoDiesel models, making them compliant with the EPA and CARB without hurting the performance that customers expect.
The full release is below.