(Bloomberg) -- Of the 23 Fiat Chrysler recalls that U.S.regulators investigated, three were so dangerous that thegovernment invoked its most potent power: requiring the company tobuy back the vehicles.

Owners of hundreds of thousands of pickups and SUVs will be ableto get rid of their trucks and get cash. In addition, owners ofabout 1 million older Jeeps with exposed fuel tanks could be ableto trade them in for $1,000 above fair market value toward anotherFiat Chrysler vehicle.

“Consumers are at the heart of this enforcement action,” U.S.Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “Automakers have aheavy responsibility to make sure their vehicles are safe.”

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