Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha were accused of falsifying data on harmful emissionsAugust 9, 2018
The Japanese authorities conducted an investigation into local companies, which showed a distortion of data on the level of harmful emissions and fuel consumption
The Japanese authorities accused Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha of intentional distortion of data on the level of harmful emissions and fuel consumption. A corresponding statement was made by the local Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, reports Automotive News.
The investigation of the institution showed that internal tests on the amount of emissions and the level of fuel consumption were conducted “improperly”. For example, of the approximately 13,000 Suzuki vehicles tested from 2012 to 2018, about half showed incorrect results.
The management of Suzuki has already made a public apology in connection with the incident, but representatives of the automaker said they do not see any significant violations and do not plan to hold any revocable campaigns yet.
In addition, control studies by the Japanese authorities found violations of testing requirements for 4% of Mazda vehicles and 2% of Yamaha motorcycles.
Earlier similar investigation was carried out concerning the company Nissan. So, in the autumn of 2017 it turned out that for a long time people who did not have the appropriate certification were responsible for the tests of the final tests at Nissan plants. The scandal led to the recall of about 1.2 million cars in Japan and a significant drop in the value of the shares of the automaker.
In July 2018, Nissan admitted to intentional falsification of data on the amount of harmful emissions from its vehicles. At the same time, Nissan said that all models except the GT-R supercar correspond to all safety standards in Japan.