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Company: Volkswagen of America
Current Parent CompanyVolkswagen
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Penalty: $27,100,000
Year: 2005
Date: June 15, 2005
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: As part of a Clean Air Act settlement, Volkswagen of America, Inc. agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty for failing to promptly notify and correct a defective oxygen sensor affecting at least 326,000 of its 1999, 2000 and 2001 Golfs, Jettas, and New Beetles. The company also agreed to spend $26 million on a recall of the 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 Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
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