Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$50,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
November 18, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen agreed to pay $50 million to settle allegations it violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) and misled consumers by marketing and selling diesel vehicles as clean, even though it knew the cars were equipped with defeat device software to cheat on emissions tests.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Texas Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Texas
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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