Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ford Motor Company
Current Parent Company: 
Ford Motor
Penalty: 
$51,500,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
December 20, 2002
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
motor vehicle safety violation
Violation Description: 

Ford Motor Company agreed to pay $51.5 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that it knowingly sold consumers sport utility vehicles (SUV) prone to tire failures and rollovers.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Michigan
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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