Toyota raided as safety testing scandal grows

Source: BBC News [UK State Media]

“Japan’s transport ministry raided the headquarters of motor giant Toyota on Tuesday, as a scandal over faulty safety data escalated. The world’s largest carmaker has apologised for providing incorrect or manipulated data for safety certification tests. The scandal has shaken the Japanese car industry, with rivals Honda, Mazda and Suzuki also admitting to submitting faulty data. … It has also 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. He bowed deeply and held the position for a few seconds, which is customary in Japan when companies apologise for wrongdoing.” (06/04/24)