Takata Fined 14K a Day by NHTSA for Failing to Cooperate with Airbag Probe
After NHTSA repeatedly urged Takata to take action with its well documented airbag defects, and Takata doing absolutely nothing, NHTSA decided that enough is enough, and hit the Japanese manufacturer with a $14,000 a day fine.
Click here to read the full USA Today article: NHTSA hits Takata with $14,000 daily fine for airbags
This fine stems for Takata violating the two Special Orders issued in late last year. The two Special Orders required Takata to provide documentation and other materials relating to the government’s ongoing investigation. At this time, Takata has not fully cooperated with this investigation. Hopefully Takata will change its mind or those auto manufacturers who rely on Takata for its products can vote with their feet.
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