Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mercedes-Benz USA
Current Parent Company: 
Daimler
Penalty: 
$1,200,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
December 21, 2006
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Mercedes-Benz USA and its parent corporation DaimlerChrysler AG agreed to pay $1.2 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that they violated the Clean Air Act by failing to promptly notify the Environmental Protection Agency about defects in the air pollution controls installed on numerous 1998 to 2006 Mercedes model vehicles.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
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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