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Old 01-12-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Chrysler Eco Diesel Emissions Tests by EPA maybe another dieselgate

Interesting development regarding the Chrysler eco diesel. Check out this news clip from the Green Car Reports.

BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #2
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perhaps after the VW scandal and VW not being caught by the EPA testing initially...the EPA may now be going back and retesting every diesel vehicle they initially passed..

was under the impression though that the Chrysler Eco Diesel was imported from Europe where it had been used for some time....
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I read a trade journal article on that this morning. Fiat Chrysler insists their software is different than that used by VW, and they were not trying to circumvent the emissions tests with it. Time will tell.
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This could very well be the end of Chrysler if they are lying. VW may survive the fallout from their scandal, but I'm not sure Chrysler would.
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Interesting...reminds me of Sep-2015 when VW scandal broke but hopefully won't be as disastrous for Fiat-Chrysler. Some good things can come out of bad...we are selling our Jetta TDI back to VW next month, purchasing a Ford F-150 and then an Escape 5,0TA in May. The numbers wouldn't have worked without the buyback! I hope Ford's 2018 diesel works out but tougher U.S. emissions requirements make them expensive to engineer and maintain. I'll miss our diesel but a big comfortable truck and relaxing trailer will more than ease the pain.
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Maybe now the automakers will come to the realization that the legal and financial liabilities of small diesel vehicles far out weighs any potential profits . Going bankrupt trying to capture the small segment of the population that desires small diesel vehicles seems like a bad gamble. IMHO. If Fiat Chrysler is forced into bankruptcy it may be enough for GM and Ford to abandon their diesel options or raise the price high enough to match the risk.
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I don't feel like the Classifieds is the right home for this thread. Maybe "Towing and Hitting" or "Cyber Campfire"?
Then again what do I know. I'm turning in my Jetta TDI next month and I already bought a diesel Grand Cherokee to replace it and become our tow vehicle.
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