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Suzuki to recall of 2 million vehicles domestically

Christian Fernsby |
Japanese small car manufacturer Suzuki announced it was recalling two million vehicles shipped domestically, citing improper inspections and a series of other faults including false fuel efficiency data.

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The recall affects vehicles running for four years or less that have not yet received a routine check-up. Suzuki admitted that an internal review had uncovered a host of problems at its factories, including faulty brake checks, falsified fuel efficiency data and uncertified staff carrying out final inspections.

The recall is expected to cost the firm around JPY 80 billion (USD 715 million) and also affects parts made by Suzuki for vehicles produced for Nissan, Mazda and Mitsubishi.

Transport minister Keiichi Ishii has said the company needs some serious soul-searching over the scandal. Mr Ishii told reporters that the problem raises doubts about the firm's regards for compliance and it is extremely regrettable.


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