DaimlerChrysler AG reached a $94 million settlement with the government to repair defective emission controls on nearly 1.5 million Jeep and Dodge vehicles, federal officials said Wednesday.

The Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency said the agreement involved vehicles from the 1996-2001 model years. It settles allegations the automaker violated the Clean Air Act by failing to properly disclose defective catalytic converters installed in the vehicles.