Japanese automakers Suzuki Motor Corp., Mazda Motor Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co. have admitted using falsified emissions data to inspect their new vehicles after the government ordered the industry to review its procedures. Suzuki said nearly half of its 12,819 new car inspections involved improper inspections at its three plants. "Mishandlings found in so many vehicles were a serious problem, and we take it very seriously," Suzuki Motor president Toshihiro Suzuki told a news conference, and apologized to the company's customers and business partners for causing trouble. The auto industry is part of the broader product inspections scandal in Japan since last year. The steel product scandal has set off a class-action lawsuit and an investigation in the U.S.
Source: ABC News August 09, 2018 06:20 UTC