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Honda May Face Record U.S. Fine Over Unreported Deaths

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Honda Motor Co. said it failed to report more than 1,700 claims of injury or death involving its cars to U.S. regulators, a violation that would be one of the biggest in history and could lead to a fine of $35 million.

In a synopsis of an internal review filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda yesterday blamed the underreporting on “inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors” that spanned 11 years. NHTSA hasn’t made the audit documents public yet as it continues an investigation.