Daimler said Thursday that it agreed to pay a $30 million penalty for failing to recall its vehicles in a timely manner and not complying with reporting requirements. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a consent order that includes both monetary and non-monetary provisions designed to improve Daimler’s (DDAIF) compliance and safety practices. The terms of the consent order require Daimler to make an upfront payment of $10 million, an additional $5 million will be spent on specific safety enhancing projects and the remaining $15 million will be deferred and may become payable under specified circumstances.