Fiat Chrysler Hit with 2nd Massive NHTSA Civil Penalty over Vehicle Safety Issues

For the second time this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Fiat) has been issued a multi-million dollar fine by regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The latest penalty, which totals $70 million, is for Fiat’s failures to “report legally required safety data” (per the TREAD Act of 2000). This data is used by regulators to evaluate when vehicle safety issues may warrant recalls.

Commenting on this fine, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind has stated:

NHTSA’s enforcement actions in recent months have been designed not only to penalize previous actions, but to increase safety going forward… [Fiat] has expressed a desire to use this situation as a stepping stone to a stronger, more proactive safety posture, and NHTSA is ready to work with [Fiat] and the industry as a whole to improve safety.

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