BMW Fined $3M For 2010 Defect Reporting Delays

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 10:50 PM EST) -- BMW of North America LLC will pay $3 million in civil fines for not reporting safety defects connected to certain 2010 motorcycle and vehicle recalls quickly enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday.

Pointing to a “troubling trend” in the German automaker’s alleged practice of reporting delays and submitting incomplete information in filings related to 16 recalls in 2010, an NHTSA statement said the agency’s December 2010 investigation found a number of instances in which the automaker had violated the National Traffic and Motor...
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