The Truth About Cars » fine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Feds Hit Takata With $70M Fine For Defective Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/feds-hit-takata-70m-fine-defective-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/feds-hit-takata-70m-fine-defective-airbags/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211137 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday it would fine auto supplier Takata $70 million for its defective airbags that have caused seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. Regulators announced that an additional $130 million fine could be levied on the supplier if they do not comply with additional safety standards or if more defects […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday it would fine auto supplier Takata $70 million for its defective airbags that have caused seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. Regulators announced that an additional $130 million fine could be levied on the supplier if they do not comply with additional safety standards or if more defects […]

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Volkswagen Could Face Millions More In Fines For CAFE Fuel Credit Penalties http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-face-millions-fines-cafe-fuel-credit-penalties/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-face-millions-fines-cafe-fuel-credit-penalties/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:52:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208281 Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Thursday sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to re-evaluate millions of fuel economy credits awarded to the automaker by the agency for cheating diesel cars. The letter, which was addressed to Administrator Mark Rosekind, outlined the automaker’s exceedingly fuel efficient fleet average from 2008, […]

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Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey on Thursday sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking the agency to re-evaluate millions of fuel economy credits awarded to the automaker by the agency for cheating diesel cars. The letter, which was addressed to Administrator Mark Rosekind, outlined the automaker’s exceedingly fuel efficient fleet average from 2008, […]

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GM to Pay $900 Million For Faulty Ignition Switch Cover-up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/gm-pay-900-million-faulty-ignition-switch-cover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/gm-pay-900-million-faulty-ignition-switch-cover/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:30:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1174866 Two sources have told Reuters that the government will levy a $900 million fine on General Motors for its failure to recall and subsequent attempts to cover-up of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths. Criminal charges will be filed against GM for its role in hiding the defect from regulators, but will […]

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Two sources have told Reuters that the government will levy a $900 million fine on General Motors for its failure to recall and subsequent attempts to cover-up of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths. Criminal charges will be filed against GM for its role in hiding the defect from regulators, but will […]

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Report: NHTSA to fine Fiat Chrysler $105M http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/report-nhtsa-to-fine-fiat-chrysler-105m/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/report-nhtsa-to-fine-fiat-chrysler-105m/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:07:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1125241 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $105 million for botching the recall of more than 11 million cars, including 1.6 million Jeeps with a fuel tank issue, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The automaker faced fines of up to $700 million. As part of the settlement, FCA will agree to an independent […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $105 million for botching the recall of more than 11 million cars, including 1.6 million Jeeps with a fuel tank issue, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The automaker faced fines of up to $700 million. As part of the settlement, FCA will agree to an independent […]

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Mercedes Slapped With $56M Fine in China for “Price Fixing” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/mercedes-slapped-56m-fine-china-price-fixing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/mercedes-slapped-56m-fine-china-price-fixing/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1052089 The Chinese province of Jiangsu has levied a 350 million yuan ($56 million USD) fine against Mercedes-Benz in continued efforts to break perceived monopolies in car and part sales. It’s the largest fine given to an automaker to date. The latest fine aimed at a foreign automaker comes after similar actions against a “Chinese venture of […]

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The Chinese province of Jiangsu has levied a 350 million yuan ($56 million USD) fine against Mercedes-Benz in continued efforts to break perceived monopolies in car and part sales. It’s the largest fine given to an automaker to date. The latest fine aimed at a foreign automaker comes after similar actions against a “Chinese venture of […]

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Ka-Ching: Toyota Pays NHTSA $17.36 Million http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/ka-ching-toyota-pays-nhtsa-17-36-millio9n/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/ka-ching-toyota-pays-nhtsa-17-36-millio9n/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:47:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470563 Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is “to settle claims related to the timeliness of its June 2012 recall to address the potential for accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured or incompatible driver’s side floor mat in the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and […]

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Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is “to settle claims related to the timeliness of its June 2012 recall to address the potential for accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured or incompatible driver’s side floor mat in the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and […]

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Tough Times For BYD: Sales Down By 25 Percent, 7 Factories Confiscated By Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tough-times-for-byd-sales-down-by-25-percent-7-factories-confiscated-by-government/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tough-times-for-byd-sales-down-by-25-percent-7-factories-confiscated-by-government/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:39:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368504 BYD, that Chinese company that could do no wrong, and that has been anointed by Warren Buffet’s golden hand (and money), is in a bit of a rough patch lately. As if there was no shortage of Bad Yucky Dreams lately, here is more. You want the bad news or the really bad news first? […]

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BYD, that Chinese company that could do no wrong, and that has been anointed by Warren Buffet’s golden hand (and money), is in a bit of a rough patch lately. As if there was no shortage of Bad Yucky Dreams lately, here is more. You want the bad news or the really bad news first? […]

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U.S. Government Accused of Withholding Exonerating Toyota Information http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/u-s-government-accused-of-withholding-exonerating-toyota-information/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/u-s-government-accused-of-withholding-exonerating-toyota-information/#comments Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:05:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361357 Remember how Toyota was slapped with a $16.4m fine for allegedly withholding information and delaying recalls? Remember how Toyota was served again with a subpoena for information, what many read as the prelude for another $16.4m fine? (If anyone again says that $16,4m is pocket change, please send me the pocket change.) Well, there are […]

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Remember how Toyota was slapped with a $16.4m fine for allegedly withholding information and delaying recalls? Remember how Toyota was served again with a subpoena for information, what many read as the prelude for another $16.4m fine? (If anyone again says that $16,4m is pocket change, please send me the pocket change.) Well, there are […]

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New Record Fine Against Toyota? Or Record Fail Of Lawyers And Media? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/new-record-fine-against-toyota-or-record-fail-of-lawyers-and-media/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/new-record-fine-against-toyota-or-record-fail-of-lawyers-and-media/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:31:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358838 A lawsuit brought in California against Toyota led to the disclosure of allegedly damning documents that could cost Toyota another huge fine if the documents contain what the lawyers say. Unless lawyers (or the media) were asleep at the wheel. According to USA Today, these documents “point to possible delays involving an earlier safety issue, […]

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A lawsuit brought in California against Toyota led to the disclosure of allegedly damning documents that could cost Toyota another huge fine if the documents contain what the lawyers say. Unless lawyers (or the media) were asleep at the wheel. According to USA Today, these documents “point to possible delays involving an earlier safety issue, […]

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The Shakedown Continues: Toyota Could Cough Up Another $16.4 mil Over 6 Year Old Truck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-shakedown-continues-toyota-could-cough-up-another-16-4-mil-over-6-year-old-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-shakedown-continues-toyota-could-cough-up-another-16-4-mil-over-6-year-old-truck/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 06:36:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356137 Talk about timing: While Trans Sec LaHood was in Japan yesterday, ostensibly to look a trainsets, while he toured Toyota instead and uttered dark “time will tell” threats, while he said that his people are still working on the evidence for a second $16.4m federal fine, back in Washington, the timer was set for yet […]

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Talk about timing: While Trans Sec LaHood was in Japan yesterday, ostensibly to look a trainsets, while he toured Toyota instead and uttered dark “time will tell” threats, while he said that his people are still working on the evidence for a second $16.4m federal fine, back in Washington, the timer was set for yet […]

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Draft Safety Legislation: $3-$9 New Car Sale Fee, Unlimited Defect Fines, Mandatory Pedal Distances, More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/draft-safety-legislation-3-9-new-car-sale-fee-unlimited-defect-fines-mandatory-pedal-distances-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/draft-safety-legislation-3-9-new-car-sale-fee-unlimited-defect-fines-mandatory-pedal-distances-more/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:34:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354775 The Detroit Free Press got its hands on draft auto safety legislation drawn up by Senators Waxman and Rockefeller, and aimed at preventing another Toyota recall-style scandal. In addition to mandating brake override systems on all cars sold in the US, The Freep says the bill would require that [NHTSA] come up with rules for […]

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The Detroit Free Press got its hands on draft auto safety legislation drawn up by Senators Waxman and Rockefeller, and aimed at preventing another Toyota recall-style scandal. In addition to mandating brake override systems on all cars sold in the US, The Freep says the bill would require that [NHTSA] come up with rules for […]

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Ka-Ching: Toyota Hands Dough To DOT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ka-ching-toyota-hands-dough-to-dot/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ka-ching-toyota-hands-dough-to-dot/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:42:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353174 Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a $16.4 million civil fine levied by the U.S. government, reports The Nikkei [sub]. They will not admit any wrongdoing and can claim that they never admitted to knowingly hiding defects from regulators, said a senior U.S. Transportation Department official. On Friday, it wasn’t clear whether the DOT […]

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Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay a $16.4 million civil fine levied by the U.S. government, reports The Nikkei [sub]. They will not admit any wrongdoing and can claim that they never admitted to knowingly hiding defects from regulators, said a senior U.S. Transportation Department official. On Friday, it wasn’t clear whether the DOT […]

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Ka-Ching: Toyota To Pay $16.4m On Monday. Or Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ka-ching-toyota-to-pay-16-4m-on-monday-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ka-ching-toyota-to-pay-16-4m-on-monday-or-not/#comments Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:29:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352997 On April 5, the NHTSA levied their largest civil penalty in recorded history. $16,375,000 against Toyota,  because “they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families.” When we reported that, people thought Toyota would just appeal and drag it out. […]

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On April 5, the NHTSA levied their largest civil penalty in recorded history. $16,375,000 against Toyota,  because “they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families.” When we reported that, people thought Toyota would just appeal and drag it out. […]

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Fiat Gets A Haircut And A Fine Brazilian. Sorry, A Brazilian Fine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/fiat-gets-a-haircut-and-a-fine-brazilian-sorry-a-brazilian-fine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/fiat-gets-a-haircut-and-a-fine-brazilian-sorry-a-brazilian-fine/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 08:41:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348689 While Toyota has recall troubles in one of their largest markets, elsewhere in the world, another carmaker has serious recall troubles in one of their biggest markets. We usually don’t comment on each and every recall everywhere, but this one warrants mention: Brazil’s Justice Ministry has fined Fiat’s Brazilian subsidiary 3 million Reais (about $1.7 […]

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While Toyota has recall troubles in one of their largest markets, elsewhere in the world, another carmaker has serious recall troubles in one of their biggest markets. We usually don’t comment on each and every recall everywhere, but this one warrants mention: Brazil’s Justice Ministry has fined Fiat’s Brazilian subsidiary 3 million Reais (about $1.7 […]

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Indiana: City Threatens $2500 Fines for Challenging Traffic Tickets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/indiana-city-threatens-2500-fines-for-challenging-traffic-tickets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/indiana-city-threatens-2500-fines-for-challenging-traffic-tickets/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:25:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338821 Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class […]

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Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class […]

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