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Toyota, 3 Other Japanese Automakers, Acknowledge Cheating on Safety and Emissions Tests

Toyota, 3 Other Japanese Automakers, Acknowledge Cheating on Safety and Emissions Tests

Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda “sincerely” apologized Monday for the automaker’s role in a cheating scandal that has swept through the Japanese auto industry. The industry giant, along with Honda, Mazda and Suzuki have pleaded after a government investigation in their home market revealed they rigged emissions and safety tests. Production of some of the vehicles have been halted, as a result.

Honda Facing Possible Recall of 3 Million Vehicles; Toyota Recalls New Prius

Honda Facing Possible Recall of 3 Million Vehicles; Toyota Recalls New Prius

Two major Japanese automakers are under NHTSA’s microscope. In the case of Toyota, the Japanese giant has ordered the recall of 55,000 of the latest-generation Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. That service action could be dwarfed, however, if the federal safety agency moves forward on a probe targeting 3 million Honda vehicles. Headlight.News has more.