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Toyota Unit Falsified Emissions Data From at Least 2003, Probe Finds

TOKYO—A major affiliate of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. falsified emissions data on some engines going back to at least 2003, more than a decade earlier than previously indicated, a company-commissioned probe showed on Tuesday.
The investigative committee tasked by truck and bus maker Hino Motors Ltd. blamed the scandal on an environment where engineers did not feel able to challenge superiors, in a rare criticism of corporate culture in Japan.
The committee, composed of lawyers and a corporate adviser, was set up by Hino this year after it admitted to falsifying data related to emissions and fuel performance of four engines. Its findings, released on Tuesday, detail an inflexible atmosphere where it was difficult for staff to feel “psychological safety,” the committee said in a report….

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