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BMW must pay $40 million fine in the U.S.

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Recall-related issues and failures have led U.S. regulators to slap a $40 million fine on BMW, according to Reuters.

The automaker did not comply with minimum crash protection standards, failed to notify owners of recalls in a timely fashion, and failed to provide accurate information about its recalls to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Affected models are the 2014 and 2015 MINI Cooper.

The $40 million settlement includes a $10 million fine, a requirement that the company spend at least $10 million meeting specific obligations, and $20 million in deferred penalties if it fails to comply with the order or commits other safety violations.

BMW was fined $3 million in 2012 for similar problems.