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Sunday, 10 August 2014

US: Hyundai Agrees to Pay $17.35 Million Fine in Brake Defect Case

It might seem insignificant beside the GM ignition problem, but a fine of $17.35 million on Hyundai announced by NHTSA on 7 August would, other things being equal, be big news. According to the press release (first para):
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA) today announced that Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million civil penalty and comply with NHTSA oversight requirements outlined in a Consent Order as a result of the manufacturer failing to report in a timely manner a safety-related defect affecting 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis vehicles. The defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can result in reduced braking effectiveness and increase the risk of a crash.

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