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Fiat Chrysler admits under-reporting claims

Transport Secretary expects to call a carmaker meeting to underscore government's crackdown on safety violations

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Carmakers are required to compile claims they receive that blame vehicle defects for serious injuries or deaths - to help the car safety agency more easily identify potential defects.

Detroit

FEDERAL regulators said on Tuesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had significantly under-reported to regulators the number of death and injury claims linked to possible defects in its cars.

Fiat Chrysler's admission of the under-reporting, discovered in an internal review