Volkswagen Fines

Volkswagen of America Settlement Fact Sheet

Manufacturers of new motor vehicles must file an emission defect information report (EDIR) with EPA not more than 15 working days after an emission-related defect is found to affect 25 vehicles or engines of the same model year.


Violation: Volkswagen of America, Inc. failed file EDIR for one year after discovery of emission defect

Penalty: $1.1 million

Remediation/Injunctive Relief:

Volkswagen of America, Inc., Agrees to Pay More Than $1 Million for Clean Air Act Violation

Contact: Stacie Keller, 202-564-4355 / [email protected]
DOJ: 202-514-2007; TDD: 202-514-1888

Volkswagen of America Clean Air Act Settlement

On June 15, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Volkswagen of America, Inc., to resolve Volkswagen’s failure to promptly notify EPA and correct defective oxygen sensors on at least 329,000 of their 1999, 2000 and 2001 Golfs, Jettas and New Beetles.