American Suzuki Motor Coporation & Suzuki Motor Coporation Case Settles for $3,020,000.00

This page last reviewed January 4th, 2013.

The Mobile Source Enforcement Section, in conjunction with the Office of Legal Affairs, has entered into a Settlement Agreement in the amount of $3,020,000 with American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), located in Brea, California, and Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) located in Japan. 

The settlement resolves violations of California Health and Safety Code sections 43151-43153 in connection with importation, delivery and sale of 2006-2009 model year all-terrain vehicles and 2010 model year off-highway motorcycles that were equipped with engine control modules containing dual calibrations. Suzuki fully cooperated with the Air Resources Board (ARB) in resolving this matter by timely self-disclosing the facts and circumstances regarding the vehicles in this case. Suzuki’s self-disclosure saved ARB resources and negated the need to allege violations against Suzuki. 

Under the terms of the agreement $1,812,000 of the total penalty is suspended provided that Suzuki does not violate terms of the suspended penalty set forth in the settlement agreement. This case was closed in June 2012.