This page contains a listing of civil penalty settlement amounts collected in Fiscal Years (FY) 2016, 2015, 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-2017

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

11/3/15

10/27/16

TK Holdings Inc.

EA15-001

Failure to timely file defect information reports. 49 USC 30118(c)(l), 30119(c)(2), 49 CFR 573.3, 573.6.

$10,000,000 (second installment of six annual installments totaling $70,000,000; total penalty $200,000,000

 

Collected in FY-2016

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

12/8/15

6/6/16

Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.

Recall No. 15E-019

Untimely recall. 49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c). Failure to file certain quarterly reports 49 CFR 573.7. Failure to timely notify owners of the existence of a defect. 49 CFR 577.7

$200,000 (first installment of two totaling $400,000; total penalty $1,000,000)

4/26/16

5/11/16

International Autos, Inc.

AQ15-003

Sale and delivery of unremedied, recalled vehicles. 49 USC 30120(i) and 49 CFR 573.11

$40,000

3/24/16

3/28/16

Sands Chevrolet LLC

AQ14-001

Sale and delivery of unremedied, recalled vehicles. 49 USC 30120(i) and 49 CFR 573.11

$40,000

8/28/15

2/18/16

Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd.

AQ15-001

Failure to submit EWR reports. 49 USC 30166(m); 49 CFR 579. Failure to file quarterly reports and recall communications. 49 CFR 577. 49 CFR 573.6(b); Failure to fully respond to Special Order by due date. 49 USC 30166(g)(1)(A).

$700,000 (first installment of two totaling $1,400,000; total penalty $2,900,000)

12/17/15

2/12/16

BMW of North America, LLC

AQ15-004

Untimely recall. 49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c). Failure to file certain quarterly reports 49 CFR 573.7. Failure to timely notify owners of the existence of a defect. 49 CFR 577.7

$10,000,000 (total penalty $40,000,000)

11/2/15

2/1/2016

TK Holdings, Inc.

EA15-001

Failure to timely file defect information reports. 49 USC 30118(c)(l), 30119(c)(2), 49 CFR 573.3, 573.6.

$10,000,000 (first installment of six annual installments totaling $70,000,000; total penalty $200,000,000)

3/14/13

2/1/16 (fourth installment)

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 (fourth installment of five annual installments, totaling $125,000)

12/8/15

1/7/16

FCA US, LLC

AQ14-003X

Failure to report certain death and injury incidents. 49 CFR 579.21(b). Failure to report certain aggregate data. 49 CFR 579.21(c).

$70,000,000

7/30/13

12/31/15 (fourth 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 (fourth installment of six annual installments, totaling $1,500,000)

Collected in FY-2015

 

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

7/24/15

9/18/15

FCA US, LLC

AQ14-003;Recall Nos. 13V-038, 13V-252, 13V-527, 14V-154, 14V-373, 14V-391, 14V-438, 14V-567, 14V-634, 14V-635, 14V-749, 14V-795, 14V-796; 14V-817, 15V-041, 15V-046, 15V-090, 15V-114, 15V-115, 15V-178 and 15V-290

Failure to adequately remedy defective vehicles. 49 USC 30120(a) and 30120(c). Untimely notification to vehicle owners. 49 USC 30118(c), 30119(c)(2); 49 CFR 577.5, 577.7(a)(l). Failure to provide timely, accurate, and complete information on defects and recalls. 49 USC § 30118(c); 49 CFR § 573.6.

$70,000,000 (total penalty $105,000,000)

7/8/15

8/18/15

Spartan Motors, Inc.

TQ14-003

From 2003-2013 failed to submit TSBs. 49 U.S.C. 30166(m)(3)(B); 49 CFR 579.5. Untimely recalls. 49 USC 30118(c)(1) and 30119(c)(2), 49 CFR 573.6(b).

$333,333 (first installment of three annual installments, totaling $1,000,000; total penalty $9,000,000)

7/8/15

7/21/15

Forest River, Inc.

AQ14-002

Failure to submit EWR reports and report foreign safety recalls. 49 USC 30166(m); 49 CFR 579. Failure to file quarterly reports and recall communications. 49 CFR 577. Untimely recalls. 49 USC 30119(c); 49 CFR 573.6(b); Failure to fully respond to Special Order by due date. 49 USC 30166(g)(1)(A).

$5,000,000 (total penalty $35,000,000)

6/16/15

6/16/15

Merhow Industries

EQ13-006

49 USC 30166(e) fail to make reports.

$3,000

3/19/15

5/11/15

Graco Children’s Products, Inc.

TQ14-004; Recall No. 14C-001

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

$3,000,000

2/6/15

3/18/15

Ricon Corp.

EQ13-003; Recall Nos. 13E-001 and 14E-010

Sale of defective equipment. 49 USC 30112(a)(3). Untimely recall. 49 CFR 573.6(b).

$1,750,000

12/29/14

1/20/15

American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

AQ14-004

Failure to report certain death and injury incidents. 49 CFR 579.21(b). Failure to report customer satisfaction campaigns, special warranty extensions, and warranty claims. 49 CFR 579.21(c).

$70,000,000

3/14/13

1/20/15 (third installment)

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 (third installment of five annual installments, totaling $125,000)

7/30/13

12/29/14 (third 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 (third installment of six annual installments, totaling $1,500,000).

11/24/14

12/2/14

Gwinnett Place Nissan

AQ12-003

Sale and delivery of unremedied, recalled vehicles in 2010 through 2013. 49 USC 30120(i) and 49 CFR 573.11

$110,000

10/1/14

10/2/14

Chapman Chevrolet LLC

AQ12-002

Sale and delivery of unremedied, recalled vehicles in 2010 through 2013. 49 USC 30120(i) and 49 CFR 573.11.

$50,000

10/31/14

11/19/14

Ferrari S.pA. and Ferrari North America, Inc.

N/A

Failure to submit early warning reports.
49 CFR Part 579, Subpart C.

$3,500,000

Collected in FY-2014

Date of agreement

Date penalty received

Company

File No.

Subject

Amount

8/8/14

9/5/14

Hyundai Motor America

TQ14-002

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

$17,350,000

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

3/14/13

1/27/14 (second installment)

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 (second installment of five annual installments, totaling $125,000)

7/30/13

12/26/13 (second 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 (second installment of six annual installments, totaling $1,500,000)

 

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