Daihatsu, owned by car manufacturer Toyota Motor, has closed production lines at four plants in Japan while investigations into fake tests to obtain safety certificates are ongoing.
The closure of production lines, which begins this Tuesday, comes a week after Daihatsu Motor announced that it was suspending all vehicle deliveries inside and outside Japan, after becoming aware of inadequate testing involving 64 models. , reports the Associated Press.
Officials from the Ministry of Transport began a more in-depth investigation into the problems that apparently persisted for decades, according to the North American news agency.
This is the latest security breach detected in recent years at five major Japanese car manufacturers.
Daihatsu did not say when production will resume, despite media reporting that production lines at different factories in Japan are suspended until at least January 2024.
Japan launches investigation into test falsification at Daihatsu