Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Kia Motors
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
South Korea
Major Industry: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry: 
motor vehicles
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$161,130,0003
safety-related offenses$43,009,1802
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$161,130,0003
motor vehicle safety violation$43,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$9,1801

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.

Associated Names: 

KIA; KIA MOTOR; Kia Motors America, Inc.


Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Kia Motors Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $160,500,000
Kia Motors America, Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2020 NHTSA $43,000,000
KIA MOTOR CORP environmental violation 2003 EPA $420,000
Kia Motors Corporation environmental violation 2012 EPA $210,000
KIA MOTORS MANUFACTURING GEORGIA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $9,180
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