Dec. 28, 2017—Reuters reports that lawyers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the owners of the maker’s diesel powered vehicles are in discussions of settlement over allegations of excess diesel emissions says a court-appointed adviser.
In May, the U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, accusing them for illegally using software that led to excess emissions in nearly 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles sold since 2014.
In addition, numerous lawsuits have been filed by vehicle owners.
Court settlement master Ken Feinberg said at a court hearing in San Francisco Tuesday that “term sheets” or proposed settlement documents have been exchanged between Fiat Chrysler and diesel owner lawyers.
In July, Fiat Chrysler got approval from federal and California regulators to sell 2017 diesel vehicles after it came under scrutiny for the allegations.
The company has denied wrongdoing, saying there was never an attempt to create software to cheat emissions rules.