After a rigorous investigation conduced by the NHTSA, Hyundai has been fined $17.
35 million, the maximum penalty for a related series of violations until October 1st, 2013, when the fine was increased to $35 million. The South Korean manufacturer failed to report a potentially perilous defect related to the 2009 - 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan vehicles.
In our guide to how safety recalls happen, we highlighted that if the automaker discovers a life-threatening fault with one of its models during internal investigations, the company needs to inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about it within 5 days. But that didn't happen...