NHTSA "Punishes" GM With $7000/Day Fine

So much for new GM's transparency... After failing to respond to over a third of NHTSA's requests:

  • *NHTSA: GM STILL HAS 'FAILED' TO PROVIDE SUBSTANTIVE RESPONSE

NHTSA has thrown the book at General Motors (kinda)..

  • *NHTSA SAYS GM SUBJECT TO CIVIL PENALTY UP TO $7,000/DAY

That will teach them!! There are some teeth there, as NHTSA added that it may refer GM to the Justice department.

  • *NHTSA: GM STILL HAS FAILED TO FULLY RESPOND TO SPECIAL ORDER
  • *NHTSA:GM DIDNT RESPOND TO OVER THIRD OF REQUESTS BY DEADLINE
  • *NHTSA SAYS GM SUBJECT TO CIVIL PENALTY UP TO $7,000/DAY
  • *NHTSA SAYS IT MAY REFER GM MATTER TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

The fine is the maximum allowed by law (that's lucky eh?). We are sure Ms. Barra is "looking into it" and indeed here is GM's response:

  • *GM SAYS IT HAS WORKED `TIRELESSLY' TO RESPOND TO NHTSA
  • *GM SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RESPONSES TO NHTSA
  • *GM SAYS WILL PROVIDE FACTS `AS SOON AS' AVAILABLE
  • *GM SAYS GOAL IS TO BE ACCURATE, TIMELY

And as soon as the lawyers have vetted it...