Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen AG
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$225,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 20, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

In a second partial settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California, automakers Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG and related entities agreed to recall 83,000 model year 2009 through 2016 3.0 liter diesel vehicles sold or leased in the U.S. that are alleged to be equipped with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests, in violation of the Clean Air Act and California law. The settlement required Volkswagen to pay $225 million to fund projects across the country that will reduce emissions of NOx where the 3.0 liter vehicles were, are or will be operated.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
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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