Tiffany Coachworks Case Settles for $50,000

This page last reviewed February 3, 2011

During January 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) discovered that the limousine builder, Tiffany Coachworks, was offering for sale and selling new, non-California certified vehicles in California.  Tiffany Coachworks made modifications to the original certified vehicles by stretching them for use as limousines, which resulted in a new type of vehicle augmented with size and weight increases.  Under ARB regulations, these increases in weight and size required the limousine manufacturer to certify the modified vehicles.  Tiffany Coachworks did not certify their modified limousines in violation of Health and Safety Code Sections 43150 through 43156, and Vehicle Code Section 27156.  During April 2009, the ARB and Tiffany Coachworks reached a mutual settlement agreement which included a penalty of $50,000 payable to the California Air Pollution Control Fund.