Mazda Settles with the ARB - $1,000,000

This page finalized August 1, 2006.


During 2001, Mazda notified the Mobile Source Enforcement Section that they had inadvertently delivered, imported, offered for sale and sold 160 new 2001 model year 2.5 L Mazda B series trucks in California that were not certified by the Air Resources Board (ARB) for sale in California. Mazda self-reported these actions to the ARB and stopped sales of the vehicles and initiated recovery of affected vehicles in the dealers' possession and shipped them out of California. By selling and offering for sale new non-California certified vehicles, Mazda and Mazda's franchised dealers violated California Health and Safety Code (H&SC) section 43151. The settlement with Mazda and its dealers includes a cash payment to the Air Pollution Control Fund (APCF) in the amount of $750,000 and a Supplemental Environmental Project in the amount of $125,000. Finally, the settlement also includes a provision that Mazda will pay an additional $125,000 to the APCF if ten or more similar violations are discovered within three years of the effective date of the Settlement Agreement.

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