Subaru joins Nissan in admitting it used uncertified vehicle inspectors
Subaru became the second Japanese automaker to reveal that it had used uncertified inspectors for Japan-market vehicles.
Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future
Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit automakers including Nissan and suppliers such as Kobe Steel and Takata.
Kobe Steel plant under inspection by Japan ministry, report says
One of the Kobe Steel plants at the heart of a product data cheating scandal is being inspected by Japan's transport ministry, Kyodo News reported
Subaru completes two new test tracks in Japan
Subaru, looking to further strengthen its safety chops, has finished construction of two new test tracks in Japan.
Nissan halts Japan-market output
Nissan has suspended production of Japan-market vehicles for two weeks after it concedes uncertified workers kept inspecting cars after earlier recall.
Toyota resumes Japan production after typhoon
Toyota said it was operating second shifts as normal at its Japanese plants, after suspending first shifts as a typhoon precaution. Four people were reported killed in the wake of Typhoon Lan.
Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report says
Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. The report followed a decision by the automaker to suspend domestic vehicle production to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures, which has led to a recall of 1.2 million cars sold in Japan.
Death of Australian car output leaves chasm
GM closed its Holden factory in Australia on Friday, ending more than a century of car manufacturing in the country. Hundreds of workers will be left jobless, just weeks after Toyota shut a plant in neighboring Victoria state, where Ford closed two sites last year.
Nissan suspends Japanese output for 2 weeks; exports to continue
Nissan is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall. Nissan will continue to produce vehicles for export.
Nissan used uncertified inspectors in Japan even after misconduct found
Nissan said it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.
Toyota targets 621-mile driving range with fuel cell concept
Toyota will expand its hydrogen fuel cell reach at the Tokyo Motor Show with a fuel cell city bus it aims to commercialize and a fuel cell passenger vehicle concept.
U.S. authorities seeking Kobe Steel documents related to data scandal
U.S. authorities are seeking Kobe Steel documents related to the company's data cheating scandal, the Japanese steelmaker said.
Industry braces for Kobe Steel scandal fallout
Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.
India's Motherson climbs out of obscurity
Motherson Sumi is India's largest auto parts supplier. It's rapidly becoming one of North America's.
Kobe scandal shows cost of race to keep improving metals
Behind the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel over the falsification of data for some of the materials it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher quality metals to compete.
Kobe Steel scandal expands to engines and tires
Kobe Steel's fake data scandal expanded after the company admitted "inappropriate actions" related to steel wire used in engines and to strengthen tires.
Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks, report says
Toyota is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.