Volvo has been fined $1.5 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the automaker failed to notify the administration of safety defects in a timely manner. A federal law states that the car manufacturer must report an impending recall to the NHTSA within five business days.

Due to Volvo’s delay, fines were issued. The Swedish car company has agreed to pay the fine to avoid litigation. In a public statement, Volvo apologized for the delays and asserted its focus on consumer safety.

More than 32,000 cars were recalled between 2010-2012 for defects such as stalling engines, defective airbag deployments, and incorrect tire-pressure labeling.

If you or a loved one has been injured by an automobile defect, contact the auto defect attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider, P.C. by calling (317) 634-8565.