Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen of America
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$27,100,000
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

As part of a Clean Air Act settlement, Volkswagen of America, Inc. agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty for failing to promptly notify and correct a defective oxygen sensor affecting at least 326,000 of its 1999, 2000 and 2001 Golfs, Jettas, and New Beetles. The company also agreed to spend $26 million on a recall of the vehicles.

Year: 
2005
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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