$70 million fine to be paid by Chrysler
A $70 million fine is expected to be settled by Fiat Chrysler after U.S. authorities concluded that the automaker failed to disclose all reports of accidents involving their vehicles to the appropriate administrations, reported an article of Reuters on December 9.
The fine was levied against Fiat Chrysler after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently was criticized for not sufficiently implementing safety laws. All automakers, including Fiat Chrysler, are required by law to fully report all accidents or incidents caused by mechanical problems in their vehicles. Fiat Chrysler also paid a $105 million fine in July for the way the company handled thirty-eight recalls since January affecting 11 million vehicles.
N. Craig Richardson understands that people’s lives are at risk when automakers fail to notify federal authorities about problems affecting their vehicles. If you think that your accident was caused by a defective vehicle, contact our Lake Charles legal team by calling (337) 433-0234 today.