Subaru, Too, Lets Unqualified Workers Check Vehicles (News)


Tokyo, Oct. 27 (Jiji Press)—Like Nissan Motor Co., Subaru Corp. used unqualified workers for inspections of finished vehicles at its plant in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, informed sources said Friday.

Subaru detected the misconduct during an in-house investigation launched at the transport ministry's direction to automakers in the country in the wake of the revelation in late September of similar irregularities at Nissan plants.

The ministry asked the companies to report their probe results by the end of the month.

Subaru will inform the ministry of its wrongdoing shortly, the sources added.

The widening of the scandal is likely to put the Japanese auto industry's quality management under severe scrutiny, pundits suggested.

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