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U.S. regulators still reviewing Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicle fix: lawyer

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U.S. regulators still reviewing Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicle fix: lawyer

A U.S. Justice Department lawyer said at a court hearing it could take "weeks or months" before regulators decide whether to approve a software fix for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV diesel vehicles. The Justice Department had sued Fiat Chrysler, accusing the Italian-American automaker of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. Fiat Chrysler lawyer Robert Giuffra said the company is optimistic regulators will approve the company's proposed software update as part of certifying 2017 diesel models to allow them to go on sale and then use that software to update the 104,000 vehicles on the road.

[Reuters]

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