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Honda fined record US$70 million for under-reporting injuries

WARNING LIGHT: Honda's violations came to light late last year as investigations into a global crisis over defective air bags cast doubt on the diligence of some carmakers to disclose all potential product defects.

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HONDA Motor Co agreed to pay a record US$70 million in fines and submit to stricter oversight for failing to tell the US government about warranty claims and more than 1,700 injuries and deaths linked to potential defects in its cars.

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