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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Emissions Cheating
Description: This list shows cases in which companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases in connection with accusations that they programmed their vehicles to produce artifically low readings during emissions testing.
Penalty Total since 2000$32,409,305,116
Number of Penalty Records: 36
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
Volkswagen$25,522,000,00018
Cummins$2,372,000,0002
Mercedes-Benz Group$2,200,000,0002
Stellantis$1,288,679,4765
Robert Bosch$514,500,0004
Toyota$180,000,0001
Kia Motors$160,500,0001
Volvo$76,625,6401
Caterpillar Inc.$60,000,0001

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016EPA$14,700,000,000
Volkswagen Group of AmericaVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016private lawsuit-federal(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $10,033,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2017EPA$4,300,000,000
Volkswagen Group of AmericaVolkswagenmotor vehiclesconsumer protection violation2017FTC$4,000,000,000
Cummins Inc.Cumminsmiscellaneous manufacturingenvironmental violation2024EPA$2,000,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2017private lawsuit-federal$1,600,000,000
Daimler AGMercedes-Benz Groupmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2020EPA$1,500,000,000
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICAVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2017EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,450,000,000
Mercedes-Benz USA LLCMercedes-Benz Groupmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2021private lawsuit-federal$700,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $570,000,000
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.Stellantismotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2019EPA$515,000,000
Cummins, Inc.Cumminsmiscellaneous manufacturingenvironmental violation2024CA-AG$372,000,000
Robert Bosch GmbHRobert Boschautomotive partsenvironmental violation2017private lawsuit-federal$327,500,000
Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesStellantismotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2019private lawsuit-federal$307,460,800
FCA US LLCStellantismotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2022DOJ_CRIMINAL$299,718,676
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016EPA$225,000,000
Toyota Motor CorporationToyotamotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2021EPA$180,000,000
Kia Motors CorporationKia Motorsmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2014EPA$160,500,000
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2017MULTI-AG$157,000,000
Robert BoschRobert Boschautomotive partsenvironmental violation2019MULTI-AG$98,700,000
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2019private lawsuit-federal$96,500,000
DaimlerChrysler CorporationStellantismotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2005EPA$94,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016CA-AG$86,000,000
Volkswagen and AudiVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2023TX-AG$85,000,000
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2022private lawsuit-federal$80,000,000
VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATIONVolvomotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2012EPA$76,625,640
Fiat ChryslerStellantismotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2019MULTI-AG$72,500,000
Volkswagen Group of AmericaVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2017NJ-DCA$69,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2016CA-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $66,000,000
Robert Bosch GmbHRobert Boschautomotive partsenvironmental violation2021private lawsuit-federal$63,300,000
Caterpillar Inc.Caterpillar Inc.heavy equipmentproduct safety violation2016private lawsuit-federal$60,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesconsumer protection violation2016TX-AG$50,000,000
VolkswagenVolkswagenmotor vehiclesconsumer protection violation2018AZ-AG$40,000,000
IAV GmbH environmental violation2018DOJ_CRIMINAL$35,000,000
Volkswagen AGVolkswagenmotor vehiclesenvironmental violation2018MD-AG$33,500,000
Robert Bosch GmbHRobert Boschautomotive partsenvironmental violation2022CA-AG$25,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.