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Automaker Fined $70 Million For Failing To Report Death and Injury Complaints

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration announced a $70 million fine against automaker Honda. The fine--the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker--is in response to Honda's failure to report to regulators death and injury complaints for over a decade between 2003 and 2014.

Among those complaints that were not reported were incidents of airbag failures manufactured by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. Takata-made airbags can rupture after a crash creating potentially fatal injuries to drivers and passengers.

This government action highlights the serious consequences to the American public of defectively manufactured automobiles. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of unreasonably dangerous and defective cars, trucks and motorcycles. Government action, like that taken against Honda, along with civil lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective automobiles work together to expose defective products, compensate those who have been injured or killed by these defective products and serve to improve future products and protect the public.

With this historic penalty, hopefully, Honda and other manufacturers will now think twice before cutting corners that affect the safety of people on our roadways.

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