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Germany, Italy raid Suzuki over defeat devices in diesel engines

Hungary joins searches as part of a coordinated action by Eurojust

Eurojust said the raids were conducted "to counter the use of faulty emission devices in engines, used in cars of a Japanese producer."    © Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Prosecutors in Germany, Italy and Hungary have conducted searches related to the use of illegal defeat devices that provide rigged emissions readings to comply with European Union regulations in Suzuki diesel vehicles.

German prosecutors said in a statement on Wednesday that their investigation concerns persons responsible at Suzuki, world's No. 4 carmaker Stellantis, which supplied the Japanese carmaker with diesel engines, and Japanese auto parts maker Marelli, which supplied parts for those engines.

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