WASHINGTON, June 14 A U.S. Justice Department
lawyer said at a court hearing Wednesday it could take "weeks or
months" before regulators decide whether to approval a software
fix for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV diesel vehicles.
In May, the Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, accusing
the Italian-American automaker of illegally using software to
bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since
2014. Fiat Chrysler hopes regulators will quickly approve the
company's proposed software update as part of certifying 2017
diesel models to allow them to go on sale.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)