Subaru Is Second Automaker to Let Uncertified Staff Check Vehicles

Japan Economic Newswire

October 27, 2017

Subaru Corp. used uncertified staff to conduct vehicle inspections at its plant in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, sources close to the matter said Friday, following the discovery of similar practices by Nissan Motor Co.

Subaru is expected to announce the findings shortly, probably later in the day. The company will decide whether it needs to conduct a recall after discussing the matter with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the sources said.

According to the sources, Subaru allowed uncertified workers in training to conduct part of the safety checking process on vehicles at the Gunma plant.

The misconduct was found during the automakerís in-house probe following a transport ministry order issued after the problem at Nissan came to light in September.

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