”MMC’s culture of disregarding legal compliance behind data falsification”

The Yomiuri Shimbun: 

”Mitsubishi Motors Corp. was found to have manipulated data to overstate the fuel economy of minicar models.

Fuel efficiency is an important element for consumers to consider when they buy cars. Falsification of such data is an extremely malicious act.

MMC overstated the fuel economy by 5 percent to 10 percent by intentionally underestimating figures concerning tire resistance and other resistance while the vehicles are in motion.

The falsification scandal involves 625,000 minicars of four models, including the eK Wagon that has been on sale since 2013 and the Dayz and Dayz Roox, which were produced for Nissan Motor Co. and sold under its brand. MMC and Nissan have suspended production and sale of the four models.

MMC was previously found to have covered up a large-scale recall from 2000 to 2004 and former executives, including the president, were found guilty in this respect…………..”

Read full article here.

Source: The Japan Times

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