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Suzuki to report fuel efficiency test issue to Japan government

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Suzuki Motor Corp may have used improper methods to test the fuel economy of its vehicles, potentially widening a scandal for Japan's auto industry that first originated with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

[TOKYO] Suzuki Motor Corp may have used improper methods to test the fuel economy of its vehicles, potentially widening a scandal for Japan's auto industry that first originated with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Chairman Osamu Suzuki will report to Japan's transport ministry Wednesday after the company found an issue with its methods, spokesman Hidehiro Hirano said by phone. There is no issue with the fuel efficiency of the company's vehicles, he said.

Japan's transport ministry ordered automakers to investigate and report whether they're in compliance with government regulations on fuel efficiency, after Mitsubishi Motors said it manipulated some data to make its minicars look more fuel-saving.

Kyodo earlier reported Suzuki's testing may not have been consistent with the rules.

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