Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Mercedes-Benz Group
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Germany
Major Industry: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry: 
motor vehicles
Penalty total since 2000: 
$3,352,299,397
Number of records: 
25
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$3,114,357,70112
competition-related offenses$185,000,0002
safety-related offenses$52,054,1089
employment-related offenses$887,5882
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$3,076,227,6007
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$185,000,0002
fuel economy (CAFE) violation$38,130,1015
product safety violation$32,000,0001
motor vehicle safety violation$20,000,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below 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. The totals 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 list below.

Links: 

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

Violation Tracker UK data on for this company can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Daimler AG environmental violation 2020 EPA $1,500,000,000
MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC environmental violation 2021 EPA $875,000,000
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC environmental violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $700,000,000
Daimler AG Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $93,600,000
Daimler AG Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $91,400,000
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC product safety violation 2003 private lawsuit-federal $32,000,000
Mercedes Benz USA motor vehicle safety violation 2019 NHTSA $20,000,000
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2013 NHTSA $16,316,960
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2011 NHTSA $11,838,365
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2009 NHTSA $6,870,435
Daimler fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2010 NHTSA $2,935,988
Mercedes-Benz USA environmental violation 2006 EPA $1,200,000
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $1,200,000
Mercedes-Benz wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $687,588
Mercedes-Benz wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $200,000
Mercedes Benz fuel economy (CAFE) violation 2000 NHTSA $168,353
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. environmental violation 2003 AL-ENV $16,000
MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $11,641
Mercedes-Benz environmental violation 2016 CA-SCAQMD $11,600
MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $10,942
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $9,000
MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $6,899
MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,526
MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,100
MERCEDES-BENZ VANS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,000
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