The Japanese auto parts supplier, which also agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice, will pay a $17.7 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of heater control panels.
The bulk of the growth in the third quarter came from increased vehicle sales, which was offset somewhat by a shift from high-margin trucks and sport utility vehicles to passenger cars.
German car manufacturer also lowers 2012 operating profit forecast.
Airbus inaugurates final assembly line for A350 XWB
New jet aims to take long-range traffic from Boeing
Germany freezes payment, report says
Composite materials comprise more than half of aircraft
French Minister for Industrial Renewal, Arnaud Montebourg, has claimed several times that South Korean manufacturers were dumping their cars on the European market to garner market share.
The German car manufacturer dominates the luxury end of Brazil's car market, which is the fourth largest in the world.