Volvo To Pay $1.5M To Settle DOT Probe Over Late Recalls

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A Volvo Car Corp. subsidiary agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties to the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday to settle the agency's accusation that the automaker had delayed reporting expected recalls.

The DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claimed that Volvo Cars North America LLC had failed to report safety defects and noncompliances in a timely manner, in violation of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, which requires all auto manufacturers to notify the agency of safety defects or noncompliance with...
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