DaimlerChrysler AG will pay a $1 million fine for alleged violations of U.S. federal environmental regulations, and spend an estimated $90 million to repair defective catalytic converters on 1.5 million vehicles. The fine, part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Dept., addresses DC’s alleged failure to disclose the flaws. The defective components affect ’96-’01 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Dodge Dakota and Ram vans, wagons and pickups.

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