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FCA slapped with $70M fine over accident reporting

Posted on December 10, 2015 2:22 pm under Automotive Defects

Multinational vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is expected to be ordered to pay a fine of $70 million by U.S. authorities for failure to report accidents involving their vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering penalizing the automaker for failing to provide accurate reports regarding accidents, deaths, and injuries associated with Chrysler vehicles. In September, the automaker admitted to authorities that they failed to report all incidents required by the NHTSA. Vehicle manufacturers are required to transmit all accident-related information to the NHTSA as mandated by the “Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act” of 2000. Representatives from the NHTSA and FCA did not issue statements regarding the fine.

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