Subaru Vehicle Test Fraud Cases Expand to 1,869 Vehicles

Economy

Tokyo, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)--Subaru Corp. <7270> said Friday that it has found additional cases of data falsification and other irregularities in vehicle inspections in Japan, including brake tests.

As a result, the number of Subaru vehicles affected by the scandal increased to 1,869 units from 1,551 announced in June.

"We apologize again for causing great trouble to our customers," President and Chief Executive Officer Tomomi Nakamura told a press conference.

"We'll implement preventive measures steadily and get results," Nakamura said. He declined to step down from the post at least for now.

The additional cases were noted in a report on the results of investigations into data falsification in fuel economy and exhaust emission tests on new vehicles before shipment.

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