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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Defective Airbags
Description: This list shows cases in which automotive companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases related to defective airbags.
Penalty Total since 2000$4,302,486,448
Number of Penalty Records: 13
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current 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 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Ningbo Joyson Electronic$1,720,000,0003
General Motors$900,000,0001
Ford Motor$299,100,0001
Mazda Motor$75,805,0501
Subaru Corporation$68,262,2571

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Takata CorporationNingbo Joyson Electronicautomotive partsfraud2017DOJ_CRIMINAL$1,000,000,000
General MotorsGeneral Motorsmotor vehiclesmotor vehicle safety violation2015NHTSA$900,000,000
TK Holdings Inc.Ningbo Joyson Electronicautomotive partsconsumer protection violation2018MULTI-AG$650,000,000
American Honda Motor Co.Hondamotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2018private lawsuit-federal$605,000,000
Ford Motor Co.Ford Motormotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2018private lawsuit-federal$299,100,000
Toyota Motor Corp.Toyotamotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2017private lawsuit-federal$278,500,000
BMWBMWmotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2017private lawsuit-federal$131,000,000
Nissan Motor Co.Nissanmotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2018private lawsuit-federal$97,679,141
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc.Hondamotor vehiclesconsumer protection violation2020MULTI-AG$85,140,000
MazdaMazda Motormotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2017private lawsuit-federal$75,805,050
TakataNingbo Joyson Electronicautomotive partsmotor vehicle safety violation2015NHTSA$70,000,000
Subaru of AmericaSubaru Corporationmotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2017private lawsuit-federal$68,262,257
Volkswagen Group of AmericaVolkswagenmotor vehiclesproduct safety violation2021private lawsuit-federal$42,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.