Fiat Chrysler answers criticism surrounding handling of recalls

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Federal auto safety regulators demanded answers from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) about its handling of 20 recalls, including one tied to gas tank fires in certain older model Jeep vehicles, and on Monday, FCA delivered.

Hand delivered, to be precise, detailed responses on its recall performance amid allegations that the automaker has been too slow in making repairs.

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a special order demanding information from Fiat Chrysler related to recalls involving 10 million vehicles. The company had until 5:00 p.m. on June 1 to provide documents describing everything from its communications with dealerships to the number of consumer complaints received and lawsuits filed on each of the recalls.

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