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Honda Next To Be Inspected Over Fraudulent Vehicle Tests

Honda Next To Be Inspected Over Fraudulent Vehicle Tests

Japan’s automotive sector appears to be in serious controversy when its automakers are called out one-by-one for their fraudulent safety tests results. This time, Honda joins the cohort of Japanese automakers accused of the same act.

Honda is the latest to be the spotlight for the same acts along with its fellow automakers. The earth shook when Toyota was been accused of using modified vehicles during safety collision tests, for vehicles that are no longer in production. The raids come a day after Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda apologised to customers and car enthusiasts.

On 10 June 2024, Japan’s transport ministry inspected the headquarters of Honda Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. as part of investigations into vehicle test fraud involving five makers.

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The ministry last week searched the head offices of Toyota Motor Corp., Yamaha Motor Co. and Suzuki Motor Corp. after disclosing irregularities committed by the five makers in tests to obtain type approval, which is necessary for mass-production.

The ministry is investigating details of the irregularities and finding out if there is any other wrongdoing. After completing its investigations, the ministry plans to test 38 affected models to confirm whether they meet standards for type approval.

The ministry is set to lift its shipment suspension order for six models from Toyota, Mazda and Yamaha if they are found to meet the standards.

Last December, Toyota-owned carmaker Daihatsu closed all of its factories for more than a month, after admitting that it had falsified safety tests. Some of the cars were sold with Toyota branding. Daihatsu compensated more than 400 domestic suppliers during the period where its plants were idle.

Daihatsu Motor’s President and Chairman stepped down. Masahiro Inoue, Toyota’s CEO for Latin America and the Caribbean, replaced Soichiro Okudaira as Daihatsu’s President from 1 March 2024. 

Daihatsu found itself in hot water after a rigged collision safety test exposé. The Toyota subsidiary admitted last November it manipulated safety tests since 1989 (for one discontinued model).





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