Ford Fines

Ford fined $50,000 by NHTSA

On March 16, 1998, Ford Motor Company and NHTSA agreed to a $50,000 civil penalty settlement regarding Recall Query RQ97-001.  The complete text of the penalty agreement may be found here.

Ford Fined $425,000 by NHTSA

On March 11, 1999, Ford Motor Company agreed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000 to NHTSA for inaccurate or incomplete responses in investigations PE92-069, PE94-034, PE94-078 and EA95-002 of  steering column and underdash fires and for failure to timely recall 7.8 million vehicles made between 1988 and 1992 for replacement of ignition switches.