THE STEINBERG LAW FIRM BLOG

Volvo fined for slowly reporting safety defects

Posted on: 07-10-2012

Volvo fined for slowly reporting safety defects

Volvo has been issued a $1.5 million fine by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after it failed to report safety defects in a timely manner. Car manufacturers are required by federal law to notify the NHTSA within five business days of a recall.

Between 2010-2012, Volvo issued seven different recall campaigns that affected more than 32,000 vehicles. Defects such as stalling engines, incorrect tire-pressure labeling, and defective airbag deployments prompted the recalls. There were no reports of injuries or accidents.

The automaker has agreed to pay the fine in order to avoid litigation. Volvo asserts that consumer safety is a high priority and that it will work to improve recall procedures.

If you have been injured due to a car defect, contact the car defect attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800.

You May Also Like

Recognized by SuperLawyers
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
10 Best Client Satisfaction
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
AV Preeminent 5 Stars
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AVVO 10/10
Listed in Best Lawyers
National Top 1 Percent
Charleston's Choice Winner
Best of the Best Lawyers
Steinberg Law Firm is an Award Winning Personal Injury Law Firm