Subaru Expands Recall over Inspection Scandal

Economy

Tokyo, Nov. 5 (Jiji Press)--Subaru Corp. <7270> announced Monday an additional recall of about 100,000 vehicles for free repairs, linked to the inspection scandal that erupted at the company in autumn last year.

The Japanese automaker said that improper inspection practices may have continued at the company even after the end of 2017, when it had earlier claimed that the misconduct ended.

The latest recall is the fourth related to the inspection scandal, increasing the number of affected vehicles to about 530,000 units.

"We again apologize deeply for causing anxiety and inconvenience," Subaru President Tomomi Nakamura told a press conference.

Subject to the additional recall are nine models, including the Impreza passenger car, manufactured between January and October this year. Subaru plans to notify the transport ministry on Thursday of the recall, which is expected to cost 6.5 billion yen.

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