Exclusive: Toyota Installs US Investigation into Delayed Emissions Defect Reports for $ 180 Million – Filing

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp has settled a lengthy Justice Department civil investigation into its delayed filing of $ 180 million emissions defect reports, the government said in a court case.

Reuters first announced on Thursday the expected settlement to address air quality law violations.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is expected to announce the settlement later Thursday, the sources said, which will include a consent order requiring semi-annual compliance reports. Toyota first revealed in 2016 that it was under investigation for delayed reports to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Toyota did not immediately comment.

Over a 10-year period ending in 2015, Toyota “regularly filed emissions defect reports with the EPA with great delay and, in many cases, did not file such reports at all. ‘to a self-disclosure of non-compliance’ in 2015, the Justice Department said in a court filing.

The $ 180 million fine is the largest civil sanction for violating EPA emissions reporting requirements.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Edited by Chizu Nomiyama, William Maclean

Original © Thomson Reuters

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