Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has now admitted there has been “significant” under-reporting of deaths and injuries linked to its vehicles. This is according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This development follows a record $105 million in penalties against the automaker some two months ago for its faulty handling of nearly two dozen recalls. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC alerted NHTSA in July that the automaker’s own investigation of a “discrepancy” in its early warning reports found that it had under-reported information including complaints, injuries and deaths, all of which automobile and vehicle equipment manufacturers are required to submit under the Transportation Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act. NHTSA said that the automaker’s lapses indicate a “significant failure” to meet its safety obligations and that the agency “will take appropriate action” after it investigates further. This does not bode well for Fiat Chrysler.
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