Fiat Chrysler to pay $70M fine for failing to report accidents

Multinational vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently agreed to a settlement of $70 million for not fully reporting accidents linked to their vehicles, Reuters reported on December 9.

According to reports, Fiat Chrysler was fined after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation found negligence in reporting deaths, injuries, and other car accidents involving Chrysler vehicles. Early this year, Fiat Chrysler explained to federal investigators that they failed to report incidents due to problems affecting their database. However the automaker also said in September that they are coordinating with the NHTSA to address the issue and that they are handling the matter seriously.

Back in July, Fiat Chrysler paid a fine of $105 million for the way the company dealt with two dozen recalls affecting 11 million vehicles.

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