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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Company, auto industry must adapt to stricter US auto safety enforcement

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says his company will adjust to stricter enforcement of auto safety rules by the U.S. government.

Marchionne says Fiat Chrysler will co-operate with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and answer all of its questions.

His remarks Tuesday night came a day after the agency announced a rare public hearing to determine if Fiat Chrysler failed to properly fix problems in 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.

Marchionne says a Chrysler representative will testify at the hearing scheduled for July 2.

He says the industry isn’t used to stricter enforcement and the adjustment will be painful.