Officials in Japan are investigating Mitsubishi after the carmaker admitted that it lied to customers. Echoing the scandal that is engulfing rival Volkswagen, Mitsubishi manipulated data to make its cars appear to be more fuel-efficient.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
Japanese carmakers have said they've checked the safety of aluminum components made by scandal-hit Kobe Steel. They argued the parts met applicable statutory standards, sending the steelmaker's shares up sharply.
The Japanese automaker has admitted to manipulations regarding the fuel consumption of some of its cars, sending the stock reeling in one of the biggest one-day drops in the company's history.
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