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Japanese officials investigate Mitsubishi Motors over false mileage data

Japanese officials investigate Mitsubishi Motors over false mileage data

Officials in Japan are investigating Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after the company said it had found employees manipulated fuel-efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it manufactured.

Local media reports showed investigators from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism entering offices of the company's assembly plant in Nagoya, in central Japan, on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the company apologized for what it said was intentional falsification of mileage test data that falsely boosted fuel economy by 5% to 10%.

Trading in Mitsubishi Motors' shares halted before the close of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, after the shares fell...

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