NHTSA fines Takata for non-cooperation in faulty airbag investigation

The United States government, via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has issued a fine of $14,000 per day to Japanese automotive parts company Takata Corp. for every day that it does not cooperate with U.S. federal regulators regarding the investigation of its faulty airbags, Reuters reported on February 20.

Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the NHTSA gave two orders to Takata in late 2014 that mandated the company allow the agency access to documents and other related material relevant to their investigation of Takata’s faulty airbags.

The defect associated with the Takata airbags has been linked to at least four deaths.

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