Was Honda Fined for Failing to Report Accident Data?

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Do you own a Honda vehicle? You may want to make sure it has not been a part of several different recalls plaguing the manufacturer over the last 10 years. Photo of car accident

Recently, National Public Radio reported that Honda was fined $70 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for “failing to report deaths, injuries, and certain warranty claims to the federal government.”

According to NPR, Honda failed to report 1,729 death and injury claims tied to its vehicles between 2003 and 2014. Additionally, it reported that the manufacturer failed to submit “early warning reports identifying potential or actual safety issues.”

Amazingly, legislation limits NHTSA fines to $35 million, but the $70 million fine was levied by fining Honda for both death and injury claims, and warranty and dissatisfaction claims.

Honda released a statement after the fine became pubic saying it “identified several shortcomings in its compliance with NHTSA’s Early Warning Reporting requirements.”

Keep in mind, Honda vehicles have been involved in the ongoing Takata airbag recall that has allegedly killed and injured dozens of people.

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Remember, if you suffer personal injuries or a death in your family because of a failed auto part, you should contact our attorneys immediately. Sadly, defective auto parts have killed people and led to many car accidents in New Jersey.

You should not have to suffer because a manufacturer failed to place a safe product on the market. Let us review your defective product case. We can determine if you may be entitled to damages.

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Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/08/375914334/honda-fined-70-million-for-underreporting-deaths-and-injuries

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