NHTSA Fines BMW for Not Reporting Mini Recall

DETROIT (Detroit Free Press/TNS) -
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German automaker BMW has been fined $40 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to issue safety recalls in a timely manner to Mini owners.

The automaker joins a growing list of companies that have been sanctioned by the safety agency this year for violating U.S. regulations. Earlier this month, NHTSA fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for underreporting crash, death and injury data tied to its cars and trucks, bringing total penalties for FCA to $175 million this year.