Mercedes reaches $20M settlement with federal auto safety agency

closeup of the front bumper of a Mercedes vehicle, showing the logo

Mercedes-Benz has agreed to pay $13 million to the nation’s top highway safety regulator to resolve an investigation into how the luxury German automaker handled recalls on defective cars.

The company also faces $7 million in additional penalties if it doesn’t meet the terms of a settlement with the government.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the investigation that led to the settlement last year. The agency concluded that Mercedes missed deadlines in the recall process on multiple occasions.

It’s the first penalty the agency has issued to an automaker under the Trump administration.

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