View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 10, 2003

USA: Settling Clean Air Act suit will cost Toyota $US34 million – report

Toyota has reached a settlement with the US government in a Clean Air Act lawsuit under which it will pay about $US34 million to improve anti-pollution measures, the Justice Department said, according to Reuters. Reuters said that under the settlement, Toyota will spend about $20 million to retrofit as many as 3,000 public diesel fleet vehicles to make them run cleaner and extend the emission control system warranty on the affected vehicles.

By bcusack

Toyota has reached a settlement with the US government in a Clean Air Act lawsuit under which it will pay about $US34 million to improve anti-pollution measures, the Justice Department said, according to Reuters.

Reuters said that under the settlement, Toyota will spend about $20 million to retrofit as many as 3,000 public diesel fleet vehicles to make them run cleaner and extend the emission control system warranty on the affected vehicles.

In addition, Reuters said, the automaker will accelerate its compliance with new emission control requirements and pay a $500,000 civil penalty. The Justice Department said the settlement will cost Toyota an estimated $34 million.

According to Reuters, the agreement settles a lawsuit for Clean Air Act violations involving 2.2 million vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1998. The United States accused Toyota of failing to disclose limitations in the operation of the diagnostic system that checks for leaks in vehicles’ evaporative emission control systems.

Topics in this article: ,
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every quarter.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Just Auto