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CAR SAFETY LAPSES

Honda may face record fine for under-reporting US claims

Its failure in reporting to regulators more than 1,700 claims of injury or death involving its cars could lead to penalty of US$35m
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:50
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Stephanie Erdman testifying before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on 'Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process' last week. She suffered serious eye injury when the Takata airbag in her 2000 Honda Civic deployed and propelled shrapnel from the device.

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HONDA Motor Co said it failed to report more than 1,700 claims of injury or death involving its cars to US regulators, a violation that would be one of the biggest in history and could lead to a fine of US$35 million.

In a synopsis of an internal review filed with the