Toyota: World’s largest carmaker raided over safety scandal

Toyota: World's largest carmaker raided over safety scandal

As a controversy over damaged health data escalated, Japan’s transportation department raided Toyota’s headquarters on Tuesday.

The largest car manufacturer in the world has expressed regret for providing inaccurate or controlled information for security certification exams.

The controversy has shaken the Chinese auto market, with Honda, Mazda, and Suzuki’s competitors also revealing faulty data submissions.

In 2023, Toyota sold more than 11 million passenger cars.

According to it, the results do not have an impact on the security of the already-routined automobiles.

The Corolla Fielder, Corolla Axio, and Yaris Cross are the only three car models that the business has discontinued.

Additionally, it has been accused of using modified vehicles for health incident tests on broken ones that are no longer in use.

The attacks come one day after Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota, apologized to consumers and auto enthusiasts.

He extended a deep grin and held the pose for a few moments, as is usual in Japan when businesses apologize for wrongdoing.

According to Mr. Toyoda,” we huge produced our cars without first taking the necessary precautionary measures” and “negligibly neglected the accreditation process.”

Honda, Mazda, and Suzuki, all of which are Japanese automakers, are also scheduled to undergo an inspection by the government over the same topic.

Honda claimed to have found wrong on tests involving engine power and sounds, but it has since stressed that its cars are safe to drive.

Some vehicles have been stopped, but Mazda has announced that it will pay the price to its suppliers.

However, the business added that it is not planning on issuing remembers.

The studies even apply to one discontinued Suzuki vehicle type.

Earlier this year, Toyota urged owners of 50,000 older vehicles in the US to get immediate repairs as airbag inflators made by Takata could explode and kill.

The” Do Not Drive” advisory covered some of the world’s biggest carmaker’s models from 2003 to 2005.