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Suzuki admits using wrong mileage tests on 16 models only in Japan

autos Updated: May 18, 2016 13:19 IST
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Japanese giant Suzuki said fuel efficiency testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations were used on 16 models sold in Japan.(Reuters file photo)

As shares of Suzuki Motor Corp crashed by 15% on Wednesday, the Japanese auto giant clarified that it had used emission and fuel efficiency testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations on 16 models now sold in the country, but that proper testing showed no need to amend the data.

Japan’s fourth-largest automaker said the improper testing method dated back to 2010 and that around 2.1 million vehicles were affected. The discrepancy does not affect any Suzuki-badged vehicles overseas, it said in a statement.

Osamu Suzuki (C), chairman of Japan's automaker Suzuki, bows with company vice president Osamu Honda (L) and president Toshihiro Suzuki (R) during a press conference after reporting to the transport ministry in Tokyo on Wednesday. (AFP)

Read | Suzuki shares crash by 15% after reports of improper fuel-testing

Its announcement comes after Japan’s transport ministry ordered all domestic automakers to investigate their fuel economy testing methods in the wake of revelations that Mitsubishi Motors Corp used methods that did not comply with regulations.

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