Volkswagen Finds Inspection Misconduct for Vehicles for Japan

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 5 (Jiji Press)--Volkswagen AG has found 83 cases of inspection misconduct for vehicles for the Japanese market, a Japanese subsidiary said Wednesday.

The problem cases were found among sample inspections to test exhaust gas emissions levels and fuel efficiency, according to Volkswagen Group Japan K.K.

The German automaker let vehicles pass tests that failed because they did not meet required conditions in terms of vehicle speeds and humidity at testing sites.

In September, the company said there had been no inspection fraud affecting vehicles for the Japanese market.

The misconduct was found through an additional internal investigation into the results of sample inspections of vehicles for Japan made between 2013 and 2018 at a German plant and a South African factory, covering 1,113 cases in total.

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