Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
motor vehicles
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$45,089,917,294
Number of Records: 
931
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Volkswagen$25,973,757,730108
Toyota$7,036,731,08650
Mercedes-Benz Group$3,352,299,39725
Stellantis$2,096,068,061109
Hyundai Motor$1,684,891,47013
General Motors$1,345,412,788107
Honda$862,272,79642
Ford Motor$563,412,54394
Daimler Truck AG$538,170,49946
Nissan$507,077,57820


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 EPA $14,700,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal (*) $10,033,000,000
Volkswagen Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 EPA $4,300,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen consumer protection violation 2017 FTC $4,000,000,000
Toyota Motors Sales U.S.A. Inc. Toyota product safety violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,400,000,000
Volkswagen Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,600,000,000
Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota product safety violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $1,600,000,000
Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Group environmental violation 2020 EPA $1,500,000,000
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 EPA (*) $1,450,000,000
Hyundai Motor America Hyundai Motor product safety violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $1,300,000,000
Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota motor vehicle safety violation 2014 NHTSA $1,200,000,000
General Motors General Motors motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $900,000,000
MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC Mercedes-Benz Group environmental violation 2021 EPA $875,000,000
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Mercedes-Benz Group environmental violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $700,000,000
American Honda Motor Co. Honda product safety violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $605,000,000
Volkswagen Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 MULTI-AG (*) $570,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Stellantis environmental violation 2019 EPA $515,000,000
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC Daimler Truck AG benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $480,000,000
Nissan North America Inc. Nissan product safety violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $350,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Stellantis environmental violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $307,460,800
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC Stellantis environmental violation 2019 EPA $305,000,000
FCA US LLC Stellantis environmental violation 2022 DOJ_CRIMINAL $299,718,676
Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor product safety violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $299,100,000
Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota product safety violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $278,500,000
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 EPA $225,000,000
Hyundai Motor Company Hyundai Motor environmental violation 2014 EPA $203,300,000
Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota environmental violation 2021 EPA $180,000,000
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Toyota environmental violation 2021 EPA $180,000,000
Kia Motors Corporation Kia Motors environmental violation 2014 EPA $160,500,000
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 MULTI-AG $157,000,000
General Motors General Motors product safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $154,500,000
Navistar International Corporation Volkswagen product safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $135,000,000
BMW BMW product safety violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $131,000,000
Nikola Corporation Nikola Corporation investor protection violation 2021 SEC $125,000,000
General Motors Company General Motors motor vehicle safety violation 2017 MULTI-AG $120,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Stellantis motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $105,000,000
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA Hyundai Motor environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $100,000,000
Nissan Motor Co. Nissan product safety violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $97,679,141
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen environmental violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $96,500,000
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Stellantis environmental violation 2005 EPA $94,000,000
Hyundai Motor America, Inc. Hyundai Motor motor vehicle safety violation 2020 NHTSA $94,000,000
Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Group Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $93,600,000
Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Group Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $91,400,000
Volkswagen Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 CA-AG $86,000,000
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. Honda consumer protection violation 2020 MULTI-AG $85,140,000
Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor product safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $77,400,000
Fiat Chrysler Stellantis fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2019 NHTSA $77,000,000
VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION Volvo environmental violation 2012 EPA $76,625,640
Mazda Mazda Motor product safety violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $75,805,050
Fiat Chrysler Stellantis environmental violation 2019 MULTI-AG $72,500,000
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Honda motor vehicle safety violation 2014 NHTSA $70,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Stellantis motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $70,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen environmental violation 2017 NJ-DCA $69,000,000
Subaru of America Subaru Corporation product safety violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $68,262,257
Volkswagen Volkswagen environmental violation 2016 CA-AG (*) $66,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen product safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $57,300,000
Navistar Inc. Volkswagen environmental violation 2021 EPA $52,000,000
Ford Motor Company Ford Motor motor vehicle safety violation 2002 MULTI-AG $51,500,000
Volkswagen Volkswagen consumer protection violation 2016 TX-AG $50,000,000
Navistar Defense LLC Volkswagen False Claims Act and related 2021 DOJ_CIVIL $50,000,000
General Motors General Motors product safety violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $45,700,000
Kia Motors America, Inc. Kia Motors motor vehicle safety violation 2020 NHTSA $43,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen product safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $43,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen product safety violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $42,000,000
Volkswagen and Audi Volkswagen product safety violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $42,000,000
Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Hyundai Motor environmental violation 2016 MULTI-AG $41,223,320
Volkswagen Volkswagen consumer protection violation 2018 AZ-AG $40,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Stellantis accounting fraud or deficiencies 2019 SEC $40,000,000
General Motors Corporation General Motors benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $37,500,000
Porsche Cars North America Inc. Volkswagen product safety violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $36,000,000
General Motors Company General Motors motor vehicle safety violation 2014 NHTSA $35,000,000
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Honda product safety violation 2022 private lawsuit-federal $34,482,504
Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota environmental violation 2003 EPA $34,000,000
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen environmental violation 2018 MD-AG $33,500,000
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Mercedes-Benz Group product safety violation 2003 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
DaimlerChrysler Stellantis fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2007 NHTSA $30,257,920
FCA US LLC Stellantis kickbacks and bribery 2021 USAO $30,000,000
BMW of North America BMW product safety violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $30,000,000
SolarCity Corporation Tesla Inc. False Claims Act and related 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $29,500,000
Toyota Motor Company Toyota motor vehicle safety violation 2013 MULTI-AG $29,000,000
DaimlerChrysler Stellantis fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2008 NHTSA $28,947,776
Detroit Diesel Corporation Daimler Truck AG environmental violation 2016 EPA $28,500,000
BMW BMW fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2002 NHTSA $27,985,925
Polaris Industries Inc. Polaris Industries product safety violation 2018 CPSC $27,250,000
Volkswagen of America Volkswagen environmental violation 2005 EPA $27,100,000
BMW BMW fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2001 NHTSA $26,408,646
American Honda Finance Corporation Honda consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $24,000,000
Nissan North America Inc. Nissan product safety violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $24,000,000
Hyundai Motor America Hyundai Motor product safety violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $22,000,000
Toyota Motor Credit Corp. Toyota consumer protection violation 2016 CFPB $21,900,000
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES USA INC Toyota environmental violation 2003 EPA (*) $20,500,000
Tesla Inc. Tesla Inc. investor protection violation 2018 SEC $20,000,000
Mercedes Benz USA Mercedes-Benz Group motor vehicle safety violation 2019 NHTSA $20,000,000
Ford Motor Ford Motor consumer protection violation 2022 MULTI-AG $19,200,000
DaimlerChrysler Stellantis fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2002 NHTSA $18,959,292
BMW AG BMW accounting fraud or deficiencies 2020 SEC $18,000,000
Volkswagen Group of America Volkswagen product safety violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $17,900,000
Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor product safety violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $17,400,000
Hyundai Motor America Hyundai Motor motor vehicle safety violation 2014 NHTSA $17,350,000
Ford Motor Company Ford Motor motor vehicle safety violation 2013 NHTSA $17,350,000
Toyota Toyota motor vehicle safety violation 2012 NHTSA $17,350,000
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