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AUTO NEWS – Toyota and Honda automobiles affected by Kobe Metal scandal in Japan

Toyota and Honda automobiles affected by Kobe Metal scandal in Japan


A number of the largest automobile producers together with Toyota and Honda are affected by an industrial scandal in Japan over falsified information regarding the power and sturdiness of aluminium used within the manufacturing of their automobiles.

Kobe Metal Ltd, one in every of Japan’s key metallic producers, mentioned its workers had falsified the power and sturdiness of metallic merchandise delivered to greater than 200 corporations that embody automotive producers, aerospace corporations and even the area business. The corporate works with a number of main automobile producers together with Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ford and Common Motors.

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Kobe Metal mentioned information had been falsified to make the metals look as in the event that they met high quality requirements. The false information has been linked again to 4 aluminium factories in Japan, and for some gadgets, the observe goes again almost 10 years, the manager vp, Naoto Umehara confirmed. The corporate is now investigating the observe, however says to this point there have been no security issues.

Toyota confirmed that it has used aluminium with falsified power and sturdiness scores in its doorways and different outer areas. A spokesman mentioned: “We’re quickly working to establish which car fashions is likely to be topic to this case and what parts had been used.

“We acknowledge that this breach of compliance rules on the a part of a provider is a grave problem.”

Honda additionally confirmed it used supplies with false scores in its doorways and hoods, whereas Mazda and Mitsubishi are presently investigating whether or not their autos are affected.

Will Kobe Metal turn into the following ‘Takata airbag’ scandal to hit Japan? Inform us within the feedback under…

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AUTO NEWS – Toyota and Honda automobiles affected by Kobe Metal scandal in Japan
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