Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Kia Motors
Penalty: 
$43,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
November 27, 2020
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
motor vehicle safety violation
Violation Description: 

Under a consent order relating to vehicles with Theta II edngines, Kia ageed to make an upfront payment of $27 million and spend an additional $16 million on specified safety performance measures. An additional $27 million deferred penalty would become payable if specified conditions are not satisfied.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
South Korea
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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