Following Volkswagen's emissions scandal, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released an official statement saying that they do not use any “defeat devices.”
As a review, the “defeat device” is a software used to circumvent emissions tests. It can reduce the nitrogen oxide (NOx) significantly which would fulfill emissions standards during lab testing. In simpler terms, the “defeat device” manipulates the emissions of diesel cars.
In this regard, FCA confirms that they fully comply with “all applicable testing and nitrogen oxides emission requirements relating to the homologation of its diesel vehicles.” FCA adds that their diesel cars are not equipped with “defeat devices.”
Furthermore, FCA says they fully support the European Union in its work to update the current homologation procedures to “ensure that they more closely reflect real-world driving conditions.”
Note: Photo shown above is the 2015 Fiat 500