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Volvo Fined $1.5M for Recall Delays

Ramona Roberts4 years ago

Volvo has agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties for failing to promptly report safety defects and issue recalls on several of their vehicles.

“With millions of vehicles traveling our highways every single day, we take our responsibility to safeguard the driving public very seriously and we expect automakers to do the same,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a recent news release. “Manufacturers are required to handle safety issues both quickly and appropriately.”

Volvo Violated Recall Regulations

  • The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires all auto manufacturers to notify NHSTA within five business days of determining that a safety defect exists.
  • NHSTA launched an investigation in January 2011 to determine if Volvo met its obligation under law to notify in a timely manner.
  • The investigation found that Volvo failed to report safety defects on several vehicles from 2010-2012.
  • Volvo was fined $1.5 million for “failure to report safety defects and noncompliances to the agency in accordance with federal law.”
  • As part of the settlement, Volvo agreed to make internal changes to its recall decision-making process.

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