$100,000 in Fines Paid by Dobeck

This page finalized october 17,2007


In August 2007, the Mobile Source Enforcement Section along with the Office of Legal Affairs completed an investigation and settlement with Techlusion, Inc., dba Dobeck Performance, located in Belgrade, Montana. Dobeck was manufacturing aftermarket “Fuel Management Products” that would alter the air-fuel mixture and the ignition timing for on-road and off-road motor vehicles. These fuel management parts were not exempted by ARB pursuant to Title 13, CCR section 2222 or Title 13, CCR section 2474. The installation of these parts would alter or modify the original design of the motor vehicle and would affect the emission control systems that were certified by the manufacture through ARB. As part of the settlement, Dobeck agreed to not install, sell, offer for sale or advertise in California, any device intended for use with, or as part of, any required motor vehicle pollution control device or system which alters or modifies the original design or performance of any such motor vehicle pollution control device or system unless it has first received an exemption from ARB. Dobeck is paying penalties in the amount of $100,000.00 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund.

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