WASHINGTON (AP) – Fiat Chrysler on Thursday agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $ 300 million fine to the US government, to settle allegations that the Italian-American manufacturer cheated during testing. # 39; emissions. the Environmental Protection Agency, the automaker will recall and repair more than 104,000 non-standard Jeep off-road vehicles and Ram vans. Separately, Fiat Chrysler has also agreed to pay $ 280 million to settle lawsuits brought by vehicle owners, giving rise to payments of about $ 2,800 per owner and will pay $ 19 million to California to settle similar regulatory claims. Federal officials say that the vehicles, built between 2014 and 2016, were equipped with diesel engines programmed to control pollution during laboratory tests that could extinguish under certain conditions. "By concealing this software, Fiat Chrysler has cheated regulators and violated environmental law," said Deputy Attorney General Jesse Panuccio. "Fiat Chrysler's driving was serious and flagrant – its deception deprived the public of the clean air we have worked hard to protect and disadvantage law-abiding competitors." Fiat Chrysler said it has not deliberately planned to cheat the emissions tests and "We recognize that this has created uncertainty for our customers and we are confident that this resolution will allow us to maintain their confidence," said Mark Chernoby. , responsible for safety and regulatory compliance in North America, in a statement. In the third quarter of last year, Fiat Chrysler, also known as FCA, had incurred a charge of $ 810 million (€ 700 million) to address potential state diesel emission costs. United States, thereby reducing the company's profits. additional penalties if at least 85% of the vehicles are not repaired within two years.The settlement is the second agreement between the US government and a manufacturer Diesel emissions. In 2016, Volkswagen pled guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay a $ 2.8 billion fine to settle the lawsuits filed by the government. The company has also agreed to buy back vehicles, repair others, pay to mitigate environmental damage and settle lawsuits for a cost of more than $ 30 billion. About 500,000 VW vehicles were involved in the cheating scandal in the United States. The Ministry of Justice has also opened a criminal investigation into the conduct of Fiat Chrysler. Several state attorneys general were also investigating. The settlement with Fiat Chrysler does not resolve any criminal allegations, according to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Clark. When asked about the state of the investigation, he declined to comment. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, responded: "Do not cheat."