Mercedes-Benz USA part of Daimler agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of 20 million U.S. dollars with a delay of 7 million USD, which was handed down after a government investigation.
In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the German automaker will pay $ 13 million, and he faces a fine of $ 7 million, if he does not fulfill the agreement.
NHTSA said that Mercedes-Benz USA some reviews have not timely notified the owners have not submitted all the reports and not start at least two reviews in a given period of time.
In a statement Mercedes-Benz USA stated that “we believe that we have not intentionally done anything wrong, but unfortunately, we missed some of the deadlines of informing the Agency about the measures we have taken to fulfil their demands.”
The safety Agency also expressed concern about “repeated and unannounced failures” in the system data automaker in the provision of information in the search tool of the Agency for identification number of the car which allows owners to check if their car recalled.
“The Agency requirements for reporting to help ensure that consumers are protected and receive important information about the reviews.
We expect that manufacturers will comply with their legal obligations to the Agency and consumers of transportation. of safety recalls,” said acting NHTSA administrator James Owens in his statement.