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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Clean Air Act Violation (Dodge and Jeep)

DaimlerChrysler reached a settlement with the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency involving an estimated $94 million in penalties and costs to repair defective anti-pollution equipment on 1.5 million Dodge and Jeep vehicles and settle charges the company failed to properly disclose the defects in violation of the Clean Air Act. An EPA investigation conducted with the California Air Resources Board found that a large percentage of catalytic converters on the vehicles were defective and that the engine diagnostic systems on some models failed to alert drivers to the problem. Under the settlement with the EPA and Justice Department, DaimlerChrysler agreed to extend the warranty on the catalytic converters, recall about 500,000 vehicles to fix a diagnostic system defect and check the catalytic converter, and improve procedures for reporting emission-control defects.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
EPA
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
12/21/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $94,000,000
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 6/20/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database