Fiat Facing Sales Ban

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Italian-American automotive giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could soon find itself banned from selling cars in Germany.

According to German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, FCA could find itself banned from selling cars in Germany after the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, found that some of Fiat's cars found evidence that the exhaust treatment system would switch itself off.

According to the Bild, some of FCA's models would switch itself off their emission treatment systems after 22 minutes. Emissions tests run for 20 minutes.

In a separate report published on Sunday, the Bild also cited German transport ministry sources as saying that the carmaker could, in a worst case scenario, be threatened with a sales ban in Germany if it keeps disregarding emissions rules.

FCA shares dropped by five percent on Friday following the report.


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