The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the voluntary recall of 862,520 FCA vehicles in the United States. The recall concerns vehicles that fail to meet emissions standards due to issues with the catalytic converter. The recall will take place in phases in order to give the automaker enough time to supply parts. The first phase will begin this year and will focus on the oldest vehicles. FCA said in a statement the EPA announcement "has no safety implications. Nor are there any associated fines."
A total of 862,520 vehicles are covered by this recall, including the 2011 to 2016 Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot and Dodge Journey, the 2011 and 2012 Dodge Caliber, and the 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. Impacted vehicle owners will be notified about the recall; the EPA says appointments to get these vehicles repaired should not be made until the owner receives their notice.
The impacted 2011 model year vehicles will get the first round of alerts in Q1 2019. Following that, 2012 model year vehicles will be covered by the alerts in Q2. Starting in Q3, recall notices will be sent to owners of 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles, and the last round of alerts for 2015 and 2016 vehicles will be sent in Q4.