Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Honda
Penalty: 
$11,375,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
August 25, 2020
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. agreed to pay California more than $11 million to resolve allegations that the company concealed safety issues associated with defects in the frontal airbag systems designed and manufactured by Takata Corporation that were installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States. California's settlement, reached in parallel with a related multistate settlement (see separate entry), resolved an investigation into Honda's alleged failure to inform regulators and consumers that the airbags posed a risk of exploding when deployed, sending shrapnel into the car even in minor collisions.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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