Forest River, Inc. Case Settlement
Forest River, Inc. Case Settles for $30,468.75
In April 2019, Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) of Elkhart, Indiana, settled its case with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for importing, delivering, and offering for sale or sale of uncertified vehicles into California. Forest River is a U.S. manufacturer of recreational vehicles (RV), cargo trailers, utility trailers, pontoon boats, and buses. Forest River “up-fitted” Model Year 2014 and 2015 gasoline and diesel-fueled Ram ProMaster 3500 cab chassis into RVs beyond the certified curb weight. The investigation found 13 of these uncertified vehicles were brought into California in violation of Health and Safety Code sections 43151-43153.
Forest River entered into a Settlement Agreement with CARB and agreed to pay a total penalty amount of $30,468.75, or $2,343.75 per unit, for the uncertified vehicles from the 2014-2015 Model Year. The entirety of the amount will be allocated to the Air Pollution Control Fund. Forest River cooperated with CARB in resolving this matter, self-disclosed the facts and circumstances of the vehicles in this case, took corrective action after disclosure, and assisted in the mutual settlement of this case.