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Civil Penalty Settlement Amounts (2012-1999)

Overview

Settlement Amounts FY 2013-Current

Civil penalty settlement amounts collected in Fiscal Years (FY) 2012-1999. 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.

Settlements

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2012.

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2011.

Collected in FY-2010

Date of agreementDate penalty receivedCompanyFile No.SubjectAmount 10/27/200911/10/2009Transportation Collaborative (TCI)n/aFailure of successor to adequately carry out recall (buses). 49 USC 30118(c), 30119 and 30120, 49 CFR 577.5$20,000 1/11/20102/2/2010Mitsubishin/aImporter failed to export temporarily imported vehicles. 49 USC 30112(a) and 30115, 49 CFR 591.5 and 591.7$24,000 3/26/20103/31/2010Advanced Carbon Composites05E-052, 07E-033, 09E-017Inadequate recall – motorcycle helmets. 49 USC 30112, 30115 and 30120$5,000 4/19/20105/18/2010ToyotaTQ10-002Untimely recall – sticky pedal; 49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6$16,375,000 6/8/20106/8/2010Air EngineeringCARS10-005Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser$4,500 6/10/20106/10/2010Prothro ChevroletCARS10-006Failure to disable CARS trade-in vehicle$21,000 6/11/20106/11/2010Step ForwardCARS10-002Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser$5,500 6/16/20106/16/2010William FergusonCARS10-001Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser$4,500 6/22/20106/22/2010Gary Wood ChryslerCARS10-007Failure to disable CARS trade-in vehicle$21,000 6/23/20106/23/2010Osama NasrallahCARS10-008Disposal facility – failure to crush CARS trade-in vehicle as required; failure to report to NMVTIS$6,000 7/2/20107/2/2010KyrgosCARS10-004Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser$4,500 8/4/20108/5/2010Baltimore Sound EngineeringCARS10-010Multiple CARS transactions by a single purchaser$4,500 8/18/20108/20/2010Heavy MetalCARS10-009Disposal Facility – failure to crush CARS trade-in vehicle as required$6,000
 
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2010.

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2009.

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2008.

 

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 G&K Automotive Conversion 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)
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2006.

Collected in FY-2005

Date of agreementDate penalty receivedCompanyFile No.SubjectAmount 7/21/200410/12/2004West Coast CustomsN/ASee first payment’s information (7/29/2004)$4,000, (3rd payment) 7/21/20041/10/2005West Coast CustomsN/ASee first payment’s information (7/29/2004)$4,000, (4th payment) 12/22/20041/31/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001Registered importer violation - False certification of compliance with FMVSS 49 USC 30112(a) and 30146, 49 CFR 592.6 and 592.8$1,000 12/22/20042/18/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (2nd payment) 12/22/20043/22/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (3rd payment) 12/22/20045/2/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (4th payment) 12/22/20045/2/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (5th payment) 12/22/20046/13/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (6th payment) 12/22/20047/29/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (7th payment) 12/22/20047/29/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$1,000 (8th payment) 12/22/20049/28/2005G&K Automotive Conversion98-006-001, 01-131-001, 02-322-001See first payment’s information (1/31/2005)$2,000 (9th payment) 9/16/20049/16/2004NexL SportsCI-218-020612Manufacture 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) 9/16/200412/2/2004NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$3,355 (2nd payment) 9/16/20042/1/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004) $9,145 (3rd payment to cover 10/2004, 01/2005, 02/2005) 9/16/20043/1/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (4th payment) 9/16/20044/14/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (5th payment) 9/16/20045/3/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (6th payment) 9/16/20046/7/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,670 (7th payment) 9/16/20047/6/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (8th payment) 9/16/20048/18/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (9th payment) 9/16/20049/12/2005NexL SportsCI-218-020612See first payment’s information (9/16/2004)$2,500 (10th payment)
 
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2005.

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2004.

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)
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2003.

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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2002.

Collected in FY-2001

Date of agreement Date of agreement 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
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2001.

Collected in FY-2000

Date of agreementDate penalty receivedCompanyFile No.SubjectAmount 10/4/1999 10/4/1999Bob Lacy FordPE567981231Lease and sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus). 49 USC 30112(a)$3,750 10/6/1999 10/6/1999Thomas Built BusC111970730, C111981021Manufacture and sale of noncompliant buses. 49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 111 (rearview mirrors)$50,000 9/27/1999 10/6/1999HPA MononPE223990504Manufacture and sale of noncompliant equipment. 49 USC 30112(a), FMVSS 223 (rear impact guards )$11,565 1/28/2000 2/7/2000Hemphill BusPE567981201Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus). 49 USC 30112(a)$2,200 1/28/2000 2/8/2000Carpenter IndustriesCI10591111Untimely recall – Noncompliance. 49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 105 (indicator lamp for brakes)$3,500 4/26/2000 5/25/2000IsuzuPE201990623Untimely recall – Noncompliance. 49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6, FMVSS 201 (airbags)$115,000 6/28/20007/18/2000VolvoSQ99-016Failure to notify NHTSA of service campaigns. 49 CFR 579.5$17,600 7/19/20007/27/2000DaimlerChryslerEA98-007, EA98-995Untimely 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
 
Settlements collected in fiscal year 2000.

Collected in FY-1999

Date of agreementDate penalty receivedCompanyFile No.SubjectAmount 2/13/199810/10/1998Brown BoysRII-28Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$1,000 (5th payment) 2/17/199810/8/1998Randy's CollisionRII-26Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$1,000 (6th payment) N/A11/18/1998Superior Auto Sales N/ARegistered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$13,125 N/A12/3/1998Dickson Motor SalesR94-027Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$6,300 (2nd payment) N/A12/3/1998JM MotorsR94-017Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$700 (3rd payment) 11/9/1998 12/28/1998Century IIRII-30Registered importer violation – import nonconforming with FMVSS. 49 CFR 592.6(a)$1,500 (1st & 2nd payments) 11/9/19981/19/1999Century IIRII-30See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)$500 (3rd payment) 11/9/19982/25/1999Century IIRII-30See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)$750 (4th payment) 11/9/19984/7/1999Century IIRII-30See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)$1,500 (5th & 6th payments) 11/9/19985/20/1999Century IIRII-30See first payment’s information (12/28/1998)$750 (7th of 7 payments) N/A12/30/1998Sherwood Lincoln MercuryPE56798048CSale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus). 49 USC 30112(a)$1,200 N/A 3/15/1999Cerbat Hills FordPE567980623BFailure to properly certify vehicles. 49 CFR 567.5(c)$500 3/11/1999 3/24/1999FordEA 95-002Untimely recall – ignition switches. 49 USC 30118(c) and 30119(c), 49 CFR 573.6$425,000 6/1/1999 7/15/1999Grote Mfg. EA 97-103Untimely 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 7/14/1999Selig Ford1567980804Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus). 49 USC 30112(a)$1,000 7/28/1999 7/28/1999Bluff CityOA567980827Sale of noncompliant 15 passenger vans (schoolbus). 49 USC 30112(a)$330 7/22/1999 8/4/1999Van ConOA56798090313Failure to properly certify vehicles manufactured in more than one stage. 49 CFR 567.5(c)$4,625 8/13/19998/4/1999Blue Bird BodyIR1714, I3379, CI11198 0116, CI11198 1217Manufacture 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
 
Settlements collected in fiscal year 1999.