Car Sound Exhaust System Case Settles for $560,000

This page last reviewed December 21, 2011

In June 2011, the ARB reached a settlement with Car Sound Exhaust System (Car Sound) that included $560,000 in penalties to be paid into the California Air Pollution Control Fund for selling and offering for sale aftermarket catalytic converters without an ARB Executive Order.

ARB’s  investigation of Car Sound’s sales records showed violations of the California Vehicle Code sections 27159 and 38391, California Health and Safety Code section 43644(a), and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 222(h)(3).  As part of an industry wide investigation, the ARB documented the sales of these illegal catalytic converters by Car Sound throughout California.  To settle the case Car Sound agreed to the $560,000 penalty and to set in place a comprehensive compliance plan so that no future violations occur.