Department of Homeland Security agents were required to seize a family Land Rover for violating EPA emission standards. The imported Land Rover Defender is on a list of vehicles that are being illegally imported to the United States because they do not meet very strict emission standards.
- All vehicles entering the U.S. must meet both very strict safety and emissions standards.
- A list of vehicles are to be seized from their owners because apparently, the VIN number for their cars have different owners listed.
- Owners of the seized vehicles have 35 days to appeal the seizure.
- If all VIN numbers on the vehicle match, then the vehicle should be returned to the owner.
- DHS agents in this case are not telling the owner of the Defender where the vehicle is located so that the VIN numbers can be checked.