$210,000 in Fines Paid by Yamaha Motorcycle Dealers

This page finalized February 2, 2007


During an investigation by the Mobile Source Enforcement Section (MSES), it was discovered that Yamaha Motorcycle dealers in California were importing illegal non-California-certified motorcycles and selling them to California residents. Under the California Health and Safety Code (H&SC) an illegal vehicle is defined as a vehicle with less than 7,500 miles on the odometer and has not been certified by the Air Resources Board (ARB). In August 2006, MSES settled Yamaha dealer cases with total penalties of $210,000. These motorcycles were discovered while reviewing records for the Yamaha Corporation investigation. All of these motorcycles were purchased from a Yamaha Distributor in Hawaii. The ARB has settled other Yamaha dealer cases.

Case Settlements