Chrysler fined $105 million for safety issues


DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government will fine Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million for violating safety laws in a series of recalls, a person briefed on the matter says.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reveal the fine on Monday, says the person who didn’t want to be identified because the official announcement hasn’t been made.

The company also will agree to a having a monitor review recalls.

Earlier this month the safety agency held a rare public hearing on the company’s performance in 23 recalls involving over 11 million vehicles. One recall involved Jeeps with rear-mounted gas tanks. The company will pay owners to get trailer hitches installed to help protect the tanks.

Fiat Chrysler was accused of failing to notify customers of recalls and delays in distributing parts.

The news was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal on its website.

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