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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Delayed Recalls in 1999

DaimlerChrysler AG paid the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) $400,000 to settle claims that it delayed two recalls in 1999. The first recall, in January 1999, involved a fuel rail leak problem in 700,000 1993-1997 LH sedans with 3.5-liter engines. The second recall, in December 1999, involved a clutch line problem on about 9000 Dodge Ram four wheel drive pickups with 8.0-liter engines. NHTSA determined that DaimlerChrysler had information that the products were defective, but did not announce a recall or report the problems to the agency for a few months. NHTSA also claimed that DaimlerChrysler did not provide all necessary documents during the government’s investigation. In settling, the company admitted no wrongdoing.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Transportation
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
7/19/2000
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Daimler AG $400,000
Further Information Released
State Appellate Court Opinion (p. 1 of 7) 5/11/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database