Honda Fined $70M For Failing To Report Deaths To NHTSA

Law360, New York (January 8, 2015, 1:03 PM EST) -- American Honda Motor Co. Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $70 million in fines to resolve federal regulators' allegations that it failed to report more than 1,700 deaths and injuries over a nearly 10-year period until 2014.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Honda had agreed to resolve the regulator's probe into its alleged lapses in early-warning reporting by paying two $35 million civil penalties.

"Honda and all of the automakers have a safety responsibility they must live up to — no excuses," U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. "Last year alone, we issued more fines than in...

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