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This page contains a listing of civil penalty settlement amounts collected from Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 through 2012. The Vehicle Safety Act provides for civil penalties for certain violations and authorizes NHTSA to enter into settlements on penalties. 49 USC 30165.

This page also contains a listing of civil penalty settlement amounts for violations of the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Act) and its implementing regulations. These settlement amounts are included in FY 2010 and FY 2011.

This page does not include penalties paid for exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) levels. Those penalties are here.

Unless identified with a file number (file no.) beginning in “CARS,” all actions and their settlements relate to the Vehicle Safety Act.

Penalties collected in FY-2013 can be found here.

Collected in FY-2012

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

7/3/2012

7/26/2012

Volvo

TQ10-007

Untimely recalls in 2010 and 2012.
49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$1,500,000

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

BMW

TQ10-006

Untimely recalls in 2010.
49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$3,000,000

Collected in FY-2011

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

10/1/2010

10/5/2010

Malloy Electric

CARS10-011

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$6,500

10/1/2010

10/6/2010

Business Records Mgmt

CARS10-012

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$4,500

12/20/2010

1/18/2011

Toyota

TQ10-001

Untimely recall – pedal entrapment

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$16,375,000

12/20/2010

1/18/2011

Toyota

TQ10-004

Untimely recall – steering relay rods

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$16,050,000

7/21/2011

7/22/2011

Brose Auto Group

CARS10-013

Failure to provide full CARS credit to purchasers

$9,000

Collected in FY-2010

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

10/27/2009

11/10/2009

Transportation Collaborative (TCI)

n/a

Failure of successor to adequately carry out recall (buses)

49 USC 30118(c), 30119 and 30120, 49 CFR 577.5

$20,000

1/11/2010

2/2/2010

Mitsubishi

n/a

Importer failed to export temporarily imported vehicles

49 USC 30112(a) and 30115, 49 CFR 591.5 and 591.7

$24,000

3/26/2010

3/31/2010

Advanced Carbon Composites

05E-052, 07E-033, 09E-017

Inadequate recall – motorcycle helmets

49 USC 30112, 30115 and 30120

$5,000

4/19/2010

5/18/2010

Toyota

TQ10-002

Untimely recall – sticky pedal

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$16,375,000

6/8/2010

6/8/2010

Air Engineering

CARS10-005

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$4,500

6/10/2010

6/10/2010

Prothro Chevrolet

CARS10-006

Failure to disable CARS trade-in vehicle

$21,000

6/11/2010

6/11/2010

Step Forward

CARS10-002

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$5,500

6/16/2010

6/16/2010

William Ferguson

CARS10-001

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$4,500

6/22/2010

6/22/2010

Gary Wood Chrysler

CARS10-007

Failure to disable CARS trade-in vehicle

$21,000

6/23/2010

6/23/2010

Osama Nasrallah

CARS10-008

Disposal facility – failure to crush CARS trade-in vehicle as required; failure to report to NMVTIS

$6,000

7/2/2010

7/2/2010

Kyrgos

CARS10-004

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$4,500

8/4/2010

8/5/2010

Baltimore Sound Engineering

CARS10-010

Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser

$4,500

8/18/2010

8/20/2010

Heavy Metal

CARS10-009

Disposal Facility – failure to crush CARS trade-in vehicle as required

$6,000

Collected in FY-2009

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

1/12/2009

2/9/2009

Piaggio

05V-506, 05V-538

Untimely implementation of recall - motorcycles

49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c) and 30120, 49 CFR 573 and 577

Untimely EWR submission

49 CFR 579

$100,000

Collected in FY-2008

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

No agreement; response to 6/27/2008 demand letter

7/11/2008

MHQ Municipal Vehicles

OA-567-100507A

Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)(1)

$15,000

8/8/2008

8/11/2008

Bay Path Reg Voc Tech H.S.

OA-567-100507B

Purchase of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)(2)

$ 1,500

4/30/2008

7/25/2008

Advanced Carbon Composite

OA 218 060817

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant motorcycle helmets

49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 218 (helmets)

$32,500


No Amounts Collected in FY-2007


Collected in FY-2006

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

12/22/2004

11/16/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (10th payment)

12/22/2004

1/3/2006)

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (11th payment)

9/16/2004

10/17/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (11th payment)


Collected in FY-2005

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

7/21/2004

10/12/2004

West Coast Customs

N/A

See first payment’s information (7/29/2004)

$4,000, (3rd payment)

7/21/2004

01/10/2005

West Coast Customs

N/A

See first payment’s information (7/29/2004)

$4,000, (4th payment)

12/22/2004

1/31/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

Registered importer violation - False certification of compliance with FMVSS 49 USC 30112(a) and 30146, 49 CFR 592.6 and 592.8

$1,000

12/22/2004

02/18/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (2nd payment)

12/22/2004

03/22/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (3rd payment)

12/22/2004

05/02/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (4th payment)

12/22/2004

05/02/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (5th payment)

12/22/2004

06/13/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (6th payment)

12/22/2004

07/29/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (7th payment)

12/22/2004

07/29/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$1,000 (8th payment)

12/22/2004

09/28/2005

G&K Automotive Conversion

98-006-001,
01-131-001,
02-322-001

See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)

$2,000 (9th payment)

9/16/2004

09/16/2004

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant motorcycle helmets and inadequate remedy for noncompliant helmets

49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c) and 30120, 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 218 (helmets)

$3,780 (1st payment)

9/16/2004

12/02/2004

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$3,355 (2nd payment)

09/16/2004

2/1/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

 $9,145 (3rd payment to cover 10/2004, 01/2005, 02/2005)

9/16/2004

3/1/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (4th payment)

9/16/2004

4/14/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (5th payment)

9/16/2004

5/3/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (6th payment)

9/16/2004

6/7/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,670 (7th payment)

9/16/2004

7/6/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (8th payment)

9/16/2004

8/18/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (9th payment)

9/16/2004

9/12/2005

NexL Sports

CI-218-020612

See first payment’s information

(9/16/2004)

$2,500 (10th payment)


Collected in FY-2004

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

10/23/2003

10/29/2003

Duke's Car Stereo

N/A

Illegal modification - rendering airbag inoperative

49 USC 30122

$1,000

5/2/2003

12/29/2003

RM Racing

03E-027

See first payment’s information (5/14/2003)

$2,500 (4th payment)

7/21/2004

7/29/2004

West Coast Customs

N/A

Illegal modification - rendering airbag inoperative

49 USC 30122

$4,000 (1st payment)

 7/21/2004

9/07/2004

West Coast Customs

N/A

See first payment’s information (7/29/2004)

$4,000 (2nd payment)

7/22/2004

8/18/2004

General Motors

04V-046

Untimely recall – wipers

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$1,000,000

8/18/2004

8/24/2004

Unique Autosports

N/A

Illegal modification - rendering airbag inoperative

49 USC 30122

$5,000


Collected in FY-2003

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

5/2/2003

 5/14/2003

RM Racing

03E-027

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant HID lighting kits

49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 108 (lighting)

$2,500 (1st payment)

 5/2/2003

6/23/2003

RM Racing

03E-027

See first payment’s information (5/14/2003)

$2,500 (2nd payment)

 5/2/2003

9/25/2003

RM Racing

03E-027

See first payment’s information (5/14/2003)

$2,500 (3rd payment)

4/22/2003

5/21/2003

American Products Company

CI108000710

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant lamp assemblies

49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 108 (lighting)

Failure to provide adequate notice to purchasers

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 577.5

Failure to provide full/accurate response to NHTSA

49 USC 30166

$162,500 (1st payment)

 4/22/2003

6/30/2003

American Products Company

CI108000710

See first payment’s information (5/21/2003)

$162,500 (2nd payment)

 4/22/2003

8/26/2003

American Products Company

CI108000710

See first payment’s information (5/21/2003)

$325,000 (3rd & 4th payments)


Collected in FY-2002

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

11/13/2001

11/13/2001

Ford

PE114001121

Untimely recall – Noncompliance

 49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 114 (theft protection)

$12,500

1/9/2002

1/9/2002

Blue Bird Body

PE221991108

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant school buses

49 USC 30112(a)(1), FMVSS 221 (school bus body joint strength)

$65,000

 11/12/1999

2/6/2002

KFL Imports

RII-35

See first payment’s information (1/30/2001)

$1,875 (4th payment)

3/14/2002

3/14/2002

General Motors

PE114010129

Untimely recall – Noncompliance

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 114 (theft protection)

$5,000


Collected in FY-2001

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

1/9/2001

 1/9/2001

DaimlerChrysler

PE114-990813

False certification of compliance with FMVSS

49 USC 30115, FMVSS 114 (theft protection)

$95,000

11/12/1999

 1/30/2001

KFL Import

RII-35

Registered Importer Violation - Release of nonconforming vehicles before allowed date

49 USC 30146(a), 49 CFR 592.8

$1,875 (1st payment)

 11/12/1999

4/20/2001

KFL Import

RII-35

See first payment’s information (1/30/2001)

$1,875 (2nd payment)

 11/12/1999

7/31/2001

KFL Import

RII-35

See first payment’s information (1/30/2001)

$1,875 (3rd payment)

5/25/2001

 6/19/2001

General Motors

99V-126, 99E-018v, AQ99-008

Untimely recall – Noncompliance

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 206 (door latches)

$150,000

6/19/2001

 6/19/2001

Honda

AQ99-010

Untimely recall – Acura automatic transmissions

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$44,000


Collected in FY-2000

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

10/4/1999

 10/4/1999

Bob Lacy Ford

PE567981231

Lease and sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)

$3,750

10/6/1999

 10/6/1999

Thomas Built Bus

C111970730, C111981021

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant buses

49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 111 (rearview mirrors)

$50,000

9/27/1999

 10/6/1999

HPA Monon

PE223990504

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant  equipment

49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 223 (rear impact guards )

$11,565

1/28/2000

 2/7/2000

Hemphill Bus

PE567981201

Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)

$2,200

1/28/2000

 2/8/2000

Carpenter Industries

CI10591111

Untimely recall – Noncompliance

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 105 (indicator lamp for brakes)

$3,500

4/26/2000

 5/25/2000

Isuzu

PE201990623

Untimely recall – Noncompliance

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 201 (airbags)

$115,000

6/28/2000

7/18/2000

Volvo

SQ99-016

Failure to notify NHTSA of service campaigns

49 CFR 579.5

$17,600

7/19/2000

7/27/2000

DaimlerChrysler

EA98-007, EA98-995

Untimely recall – fuel rail leaks, clutch line failures

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

Failure to provide full/accurate response to NHTSA

49 USC 30166

$400,000


Collected in FY-1999

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

2/13/1998

10/10/1998

Brown Boys

RII-28

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$1,000 (5th payment)

2/17/1998

10/8/1998

Randy's Collision

RII-26

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$1,000 (6th payment)

N/A

11/18/1998

Superior Auto Sales

 N/A

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$13,125

N/A

12/3/1998

Dickson Motor Sales

R94-027

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$6,300 (2nd payment)

N/A

12/3/1998

JM Motors

R94-017

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$700 (3rd payment)

11/9/1998

 12/28/1998

Century II

RII-30

Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS

49 CFR 592.6(a)

$1,500 (1st & 2nd payments)

 11/9/1998

1/19/1999

Century II

RII-30

See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)

$500 (3rd payment)

 11/9/1998

2/25/1999

Century II

RII-30

See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)

$750 (4th payment)

 11/9/1998

4/7/1999

Century II

RII-30

See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)

$1,500 (5th & 6th payments)

 11/9/1998

5/20/1999

Century II

RII-30

See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)

$750 (7th of 7 payments)

N/A

12/30/1998

Sherwood Lincoln Mercury

PE56798048C

Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)

$1,200

N/A

 3/15/1999

Cerbat Hills Ford

PE567980623B

Failure to properly certify vehicles

49 CFR 567.5(c)

$500

3/11/1999

 3/24/1999

Ford

EA 95-002

Untimely recall – ignition switches

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$425,000

6/1/1999

 7/15/1999

Grote Mfg.

 EA 97-103

Untimely recall – turn signal switches

49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

Failure to provide full/accurate response to NHTSA

49 USC 30166

$32,000

7/2/1999

 7/14/1999

Selig Ford

01567980804

Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)

$1,000

7/28/1999

 7/28/1999

Bluff City

OA567980827

Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus)

49 USC 30112(a)

$330

7/22/1999

 8/4/1999

Van Con

OA56798090313

Failure to properly certify vehicles manufactured in more than one stage

49 CFR 567.5(c)

$4,625

8/13/1999

8/4/1999

Blue Bird Body

IR1714, I3379, CI11198 0116, CI11198 1217

Manufacture and sale of noncompliant buses

49 USC 30112(a), 30115, 30118(c) and 30119(c), FMVSS 111 (rearview mirrors) and 301 (fuel system integrity)

$210,000