Honda admitted that it hadn’t reported 1,729 accident and death claims to the NHTSA since 2003. The car manufacturer said that the underreported calims were discovered in a third-part audit. It discovered that there were “various errors related to data entry,” reports Reuters.
Honda was ordered to explain why it hadn’t reported the claims by the NHTSA on Nov. 3. On Nov. 5 the agency requested more information regarding the airbags and inflators used in the company’s vehicles. These parts come from Takata, which is under fire for issues with its airbags, Reuters notes.
Dating back to 2003, Honda has only reported 900 death and injury claims. The large amount of claims left unreported could result in the car comapny being hit with severe federal penalties, reports The New York Times.
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