By David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV <FCHA.MI> has agreed to pay close to $800 million (£627.4 million) to settle claims from the U.S. Justice Department and California relating to allegations it used illegal software that produced false results on diesel-emissions tests, according to court filings Thursday.
The settlement includes $311 million in total civil penalties, up to $280 million to resolve claims from diesel owners, and extended warranties worth $100 million, court filings and people briefed on the settlement said.
The settlement also includes $72.5 million for state civil penalties and nearly $20 million in payments to California and to offset excess emissions, the sources said.
Fiat Chrysler did not admit any wrongdoing.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)