General Motors had until April 3rd to answer 107 questions provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding its delayed recall of 2.6 million cars for defective ignition switches. GM missed the deadline and now is being fined to the tune of $7,000 a day. The current tally is $28,000 as of today.
The 107 questions were provided by the NHTSA on March 4th, but General Motors has only answered two-thirds of the questions. By March 20th, GM had indicated they would not be able to make the deadline. Reuters reports that GM has said it had “fully cooperated” with NHTSA, including providing more than 271,000 pages of documents with more to come “as soon as they become available.”
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has stated she did not learn about the defect until the end of January 2014, soon after her tenure began.
Once all 107 questions are submitted and reviewed, the NHTSA’s lawyers will review the answers and hide anything confidential before they are released to the public, according to the NHTSA.