DETROIT—Denso Corp. and its subsidiaries will pay $193.8 million, including nearly $3.7 million in claims involving windshield wiper and washer systems, in settlement of price rigging and bid rigging charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The settlement was a revised version of the agreement originally issued in July 2016. It was one of several agreements involving indicted auto parts manufacturers approved Sept. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan before Judge Marianne O. Battani.
The agreement allocates $3.31 million for claims involving windshield wiper systems and $362,978 for windshield washer systems, according to the settlement.
The largest single allocation—$21.8 million—was for claims involving air conditioning systems. There were also large allocations for radiators, fuel injection systems, heater control panels and automotive wire harness systems, among many other auto parts.
According to the Justice Department, executives from Denso conspired with officials from other auto parts manufacturers to fix prices and rig bids for their products. Denso pleaded guilty in March 2012 and was sentenced to pay a $78 million fine.