The National Highway Traffic Highway Safety Administration has slapped Ferrari with a large fine over failing to submit early warning reports.
Ferrari will now pay a $3.5 million civil penalty over the matter. Federal law requires that automakers submit early warning reports on a quarterly basis and Ferrari has admitted it failed to submit them over a three-year period. The Italian brand also failed to report three fatal incidents.
Before Fiat acquired Chrysler, Ferrari qualified as a small volume manufacturer and was not responsible for turning in quarterly reports, but that changed with the buyout. However, fatal incident reports must be submitted regardless of the size of the company.
In addition to the fine, Ferrari is required to improve its early warning reporting and to properly train personnel on the early warning requirements.
“There is no excuse for failing to follow laws created to keep drivers safe, and our aggressive enforcement action today underscores the point that all automakers will be held accountable if they fail to do their part in our mission to keep Americans safe on the road,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
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