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Fiat Chrysler gets second $70M fine in the U.S.

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Fiat Chrysler has just been slapped with another $70 million fine in the U.S., according to Reuters. The automaker did not comply with a 2000 federal law that requires disclosure of death and injury reports to help safety officials detect vehicle defect trends.

FCA received a first $70 million fine back in July, and later agreed to a $105 million settlement for mishandling nearly two dozen recall campaigns covering 11 million vehicles.

"We need FCA and other automakers to move toward a stronger, more proactive safety culture, and when they fall short, we will continue to exercise our enforcement authority to set them on the right path," U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.