The US government is penalizing General Motors to the tune of $7,000 a day for failing to properly respond to its questions regarding the company’s recall of 2.6 million cars built with faulty ignition switches.
In a letter to GM, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the company missed an April 3 deadline to provide information on why it did not recall defective vehicles until this past February, when it first learned about the flawed ignition switches 10 years ago.
According to the letter, GM has not responded to more than one-third of the NHTSA’s 107 requests for information. As a result, the company has been hit with a $28,000 fine that will only get bigger the longer it waits to respond.
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