Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Clean Air Act Violation (Mercedes)
Mercedes-Benz USA and its parent corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine to settle allegations that it did not promptly inform the government about emissions-related defects in certain 1998-2006 Mercedes automobiles. In addition to recalling the defective parts, DaimlerChrysler also agreed to improve its emissions defect investigation and reporting system. The Justice Department claimed Mercedes didn’t tell the EPA about problems with air pollution controls installed on the Mercedes model vehicles within 15 days of finding out about them, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
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