Honda statement on federal penalties promises ‘greater transparency’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hit the automaker with a $70 million penalty for failing to report safety reports and warranty information.

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Honda is promising “a series of corrective measures” after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s punished the automaker with a $70 million fine Thursday.

According to the NHTSA, Honda failed to file warning reports in more than 1,700 death and injury claims over an 11-year period, as well as warranty information.

“We continue to fully cooperate with NHTSA to achieve greater transparency and to further enhance our reporting practices,” Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, is quoted as saying in a press release.

Honda’s release blames the missing reports on “errors related to data entry, computer coding, regulatory interpretation, and other errors in warranty and property damage claims reporting.”

The release promises these specific actions:

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