Elkhart, Ind.-based Forest River Inc. and retailer La Mesa RV of San Diego have agreed to pay $345,000 for selling motorhomes to California residents that did not meet the state’s emissions standards, the California Air Resources board said in a press release Friday (Aug. 5).
According to the Sacramento Bee, Forest River Inc. paid $333,000 and La Mesa RV paid $12,000 as settlements for their violations.
The release states that Forest River sold or assisted in the sale of 40 motorhomes in California that were not certified as meeting the state’s emission rules while La Mesa RV sold or assisted in the sale of three new noncertified motorhomes.
“We hope this settlement sends a clear message to other businesses that we take this issue seriously,” said ARB Executive Officer Catherine Witherspoon.