Ford Motor Company’s regional division in Mexico has been fined $1.05 million (18 million pesos) by the country’s Attorney General for environmental protection, PROFEPA (Procuraduria Federal para la Proteccion del Ambiente).
According to Yahoo! Finance, the fine was levied against Ford Mexico for failing to produce the necessary certificates for noise and gas emissions, implicating 4,690 vehicles in the country.
Ford’s $1.05 million fine in Mexico is a pittance for the automaker, whose pretax profits more than doubled last quarter to $3.8 billion. While all 4,690 affected Ford vehicles meet Mexico’s emissions requirements, says the automaker, the company simply failed to produce the legally-required certificates in time due to an unfortunate lapse in procedure.
“The fine is due to not obtaining the emissions certificates on time,” said a statement from Ford Mexico, announcing that it was revising its procedures to avoid another such failure.
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