This page contains a listing of civil penalty settlement amounts collected in Fiscal Years (FY) 2014 and 2013. (Penalties for FY 2012 to 1999 can be found here). 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.

Collected in FY-2014

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

5/16/14

6/13/14

General Motors Company

TQ14-001

Untimely recall in 2014.
49 USC 30118(c)(1) and 30119(c)(2), 49 CFR 573.6(b).

$35,000,000

5/16/14

6/13/14

General Motors Company

TQ14-001

Failure to fully respond to Special Order by due date. 49 USC 30166(g)(1)(A), 49 CFR 510.7 and 510.8.

$441,000


Collected in FY-2013

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

3/8/13

8/13/13

Wilson Bros.-Hanover, Inc., t/a Galena Chrysler

R08-357

Registered importer violation – breach of 2008 settlement agreement, failure to submit conformity packages, release of vehicle still under bond. 49 USC 30112(a) and 30146, 49 CFR 591.8, 592.6, and 592.8.

$10,500 (2nd Installment of 2)

7/30/13

8/7/13 (first installment)

Prevost, a division of Volvo Group Canada, Inc; Volvo Industrial de Mexico S.A. de C.V.; and Prevost Car (US) Inc.

Recall Nos. 12V-295; 12V-303; 12V-309; 13V-015; 13V-021; and 13V-039

Untimely recalls from 2009-2013, and untimely submission of EWR reports and TSBs. 49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c), 49 U.S.C. 30165(a)(3), and 30166; 49 CFR §§ 573.6, 579.5, 579.22, 579.28

$250,000 (first installment of six annual installments, totaling $1,500,000).

6/28/13

7/26/13

Ford Motor Company

Recall 12V-353

Untimely recall in 2012 for stuck throttle when accelerator pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed.
49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6

$17,350,000

5/22/13

5/31/2013

Lotus

N/A

Importation of 51 noncompliant vehicles (outside an exemption)
49 USC 30112(a), 49 CFR 571.208 S14.7

$82,000

4/29/13

5/2/2013

Phine Designs, Inc.

N/A

Illegal modification - rendering head restraint inoperative
49 USC 30112.

$1,000

3/14/13

3/15/2013

Southern Honda Powersports (a/k/a Big Red Powersports LLC)

AQ12-001

Sale of unrepaired, recalled motorcycles in 2007 through 2012
49 USC 30120(i) and 49 CFR 573.11.

$25,000 (1st installment)

3/08/13

3/26/2013

Wilson Bros-Hanover Inc., trading as Galena Chrysler

R08-357

Registered importer violation – breach of 2008 settlement agreement, failure to submit conformity packages, release of vehicle still under bond. 49 USC 30112(a) and 30146, 49 CFR 591.8, 592.6, and 592.8.

$10,500

12/17/2012

1/15/2013

Toyota

Recall 12V-305

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

$17,350,000