Fiat Chrysler did not fully report deaths and injuries to federal regulators

September 29, 2015, 9:34 PM UTC
Day One Of The Geneva Motor Show 2015
Amedeo Felisa, chief executive officer of Ferrari SpA, left, Sergio Marchionne, chairman of Ferrari SpA and chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), center, and John Elkann, chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA), stand on the Ferrari SpA display during a news conference on the opening day of the 85th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The International Geneva Motor Show opens to the public on March 5, and will showcase the latest models from the world's top automakers. Photographer: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) didn’t fully report death and injury claims to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The car maker discovered the discrepancies itself, NHTSA said on Tuesday.

The time frame for the reporting errors is not known. Fiat Chrysler issued a statement saying that it noticed the errors and quickly reported the problems to authorities. Fiat said it was “committed to a thorough investigation, to be followed by complete remediation.”

“This represents a significant failure to meet a manufacturer’s safety responsibilities,” NHTSA head Mark Rosekind said, according to the Journal. “NHTSA will take appropriate action after gathering additional information on the scope and causes of this failure.”

The reports to NHTSA are designed to help head-off potential safety problems. The Journal notes that this problem comes just months after NHTSA levied a $105 million fine on Fiat Chrysler for recall lapses.