The US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Justice filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota for “systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements”.
Toyota was required to report potential defects and recalls affecting vehicle components designed to control emissions, but failed to do so. The $180 million fine is the largest civil penalty for violation of EPA’s emission-reporting requirements.
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