Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Toyota Motor Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Toyota
Penalty: 
$16,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
April 5, 2013
Primary Offense: 
motor vehicle safety violation
Violation Description: 

Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to pay $16 million to settle a lawsuit by the Orange County District Attorney alleging that the automaker concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration in some vehicles.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Orange County (CA) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
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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