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Subaru's pavilion at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 25 (Photo by Masayuki Kozono)
Auto Industry Upheaval

Subaru chief says improper inspections may date back decades

Automaker set to recall up to 400,000 vehicles in Japan

NIKKEI STAFF WRITERS | Japan

TOKYO -- Subaru acknowledged on Friday that uncertified workers have been conducting final inspections of its cars in breach of government regulations, possibly for more than three decades.

The automaker is now expected to recall 300,000-400,000 vehicles that have been sold in Japan but have yet to undergo their first legally mandated checkup three years after sale. Subaru will notify the transport ministry of its plan to recall the vehicles next week.  

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