Settlement pays Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel owners up to $3,075


2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickup trucks with a 3.0 turbodiesel V-6 may be eligible for up to $3,075 after the automaker settled with a group of owners last week.

The $307.5 million settlement was approved by a federal judge Friday.

Owners have until February 3, 2021 to file claims for the settlement money at www.EcoDieselSettlement.com

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To qualify for the settlement money, owners will also have to bring their vehicles in for a recall to have emissions equipment updated to bring them into compliance with the law.

The emissions recall work has to be completed by May 3, 2021 for owners to be eligible for the settlement money.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, New York City, Jan 2014

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, New York City, Jan 2014

The settlement applies to about 100,000 vehicles—2014 to 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 pickups with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine. These vehicles were sold as "clean diesel" vehicles, and the government claims they did not to comply with emissions standards.

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Current EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 lessees, and previous owners of the vehicles, will also be available for cash settlements of $990. Former owners and former lessees have barely three months to submit claims, however. Their deadline is August 1, 2019.

Correction: This story has been updated to clarify the settlement was reached between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and owners.

 
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