Honda fined for not reporting complaints
WASHINGTON- Honda was fined $70 million by the government, the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker.
It's for not reporting more than 1,700 complaints to safety regulators that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries and not reporting warranty claims. In November, Honda admitted company officials waited three years after finding out about the reporting failures.
The Transportation Secretary says the government won't tolerate carmakers withholding safety information. The Center for Auto Safety, a private group, called for a criminal investigation and regulators have shared information about the case with the Justice Department.