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Toyota says Kobe Steel scandal has not affected its vehicles

Automaker finishes checks on materials bought from embattled steelmaker

| Japan

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor found no issue with the safety and performance of its vehicles after completing inspections of materials supplied by Kobe Steel that were linked to the steelmaker's data falsification scandal, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.

Kobe Steel said in October that it fabricated data for aluminum products, including their strength. The Japanese steelmaker later was found to have done the same for its steel wires and other products.

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