Mike’s Foreign Auto Parts Case Settles for $50,000

This page last reviewed January 11,2012

In January 2012, the Air Resources Board (ARB) reached a settlement with Mike’s Foreign Auto Parts (Mike’s) that included $50,000 in penalties to be paid in to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for selling and offering for sale aftermarket catalytic converters without an ARB Executive Order.

ARB’s investigation of Mike’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, ARB documented the sales of these illegal catalytic converters by Mike’s throughout California. To settle the case Mike’s agreed to pay the $50,000 penalty and to make sure that no future violations occur.