Airbag-manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it has not cooperated with a probe of its faulty airbags, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today.
NHTSA says that the Japan-based company refuses to recall cars with the defective airbags, some of which have ruptured, injuring occupants with shrapnel. Takata also has stalled when responding to U.S. government requests for information, NHTSA said.
"Takata's failure to fully cooperate with our investigation is unacceptable and will not be tolerated," Foxx said. "For each day that Takata fails to fully cooperate with our demands, we will hit them with another fine."
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