U.S. Regulator Says Fiat Chrysler Misled Agency on Takata Recalls

A U.S. safety recall analyst has reported Fiat Chrysler Automobiles misled U.S. auto safety regulators about recall notifications to the owners of vehicles equipped with defective Takata Corp air bags. Joshua Neff, senior safety recall analyst at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told a public hearing on the automaker's recall performance, saying "Fiat Chrysler failed to notify owners within the required 60 days in seven of the 23 recalls. In two additional recalls associated with defective Takata air bags, Fiat Chrysler misled the agency about its owner notifications and failed to send recall notices to vehicle owners for months."