Soon after announcing the massive recall, Fiat Chrysler again found themselves in trouble with a record $105m fine.
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The automaker has also agreed to buy back almost 1.5 million cars as per an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA said that the company has admitted to have defaulted in three areas; effective and timely recall remedies, notification to vehicle owners and dealers and notifications to NHTSA.
The responsibility of auditing the recall performance has been given to an independent body who will monitor the company for three years.
This is a record fine imposed by the NHTSA, overtaking the $70m fine imposed on Honda in January 2015.
NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind said "Fiat Chrysler's pattern of poor performance put millions of its customers, and the driving public, at risk".
Faults also include one million Jeep vehicles with fuel tanks that can leak and catch fire in an accident and the cars which are included in the buyback have faulty suspension parts which may result in the car losing control.
Dakota, Chrysler Aspen trucks and Dodge Ram are all included in the agreement with cars manufactured as early as 2008.