TPS Motorsports Case Settlement
TPS Motorsports Case Settles for $11,750
In February 2019, TPS Motorsports (TPS), located in San Jose, California, settled its case with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for emissions violations related to the sale of uncertified aftermarket vehicle parts. CARB staff was alerted to TPS through advertisements on Craigslist. During the investigation, CARB staff determined that TPS advertised, sold, and offered for sale aftermarket vehicle parts, without legal exemptions to California’s anti-tampering laws. This conduct was in violation of California Vehicle Code sections 27156(c) and California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2222(b)(2). Such parts replace or modify vital original emission components and manufacturer specified engine-operating conditions, and thus must be evaluated by CARB to demonstrate the vehicle’s continued emissions compliance.
TPS cooperated with CARB during the agency’s investigation, and provided all needed information as requested. TPS agreed to pay a $250 per unit penalty resulting in a total civil penalty of $11,750 to the Air Pollution Control Fund. TPS has agreed not to install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise in California, any add-on or modified aftermarket part in violation of California Vehicle Code section 27156 and California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2220 et seq.