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Germany launches raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

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The long arm of Japanese corporate corruption raises its middle finger again.

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One would have thought after all of scandals Mitsubishi has been through over the years, they would have been more careful. But I suppose not. And despite what some posters here would have you believe, it’s the OEM’s job to manage the suppliers, not the other way around.

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Yes because unlike Japan,German prosecutors and justice try to find the real truth and don’t protect their own national companies.

So they went against VW group before as they are going against Mitsubishi now.

This is call justice,unlike somewhere else.

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Your Wikipedia copy and paste won’t change the fact that the German government acknowledged the problem and together with the institutions tried to go through this.

And my point still stand,German prosecutors have a more objective sense of justice.

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"There is a suspicion that the engines are equipped with a so-called shutdown device" that makes them appear less polluting in lab tests than they actually are on the road, the prosecutors' statement said.

Wow, so even the engine lie through their teeth!

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Hardly. The German government had no choice after the EPA exposed them. No more exports to the United States otherwise.

At least they admitted fault. Unlike other governments I know. *wink

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@sumikonagoya

But the Tokyo-based firm (Mitsubishi) did in 2016 admit to falsifying fuel-economy tests for 25 years to make the cars seem more efficient than they were.

Try putting a positive spin on that.

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Mitsubishi AGAIN?

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Yes because unlike Japan,German prosecutors and justice try to find the real truth and don’t protect their own national companies.

Incorrect. The German government allowed the VW to break international laws for years. It took the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reveal VW's deceptive business practices. (Unfortunately Trump has gutted the EPA.) Here is a starting point for your research:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal

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The vultures flying overhead looking down at Nissan and Mitsubishi. This companies need to work closer together in a world willing to use any tricks, including smearing tactics.

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At least they admitted fault.

Incorrect. Only VW admitted fault. The German government has still failed to admit its complicity in the emissions scandal.

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German prosecutors have a more objective sense of justice.

Hardly. The German government had no choice after the EPA exposed them. No more exports to the United States otherwise.

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"The long arm of Japanese corporate corruption raises its middle finger again."

I guess you did not read the article again:

A spokesman for German car supplier Continental confirmed to AFP that three of its locations had been searched as part of the probe.

the so-called dieselgate scandal that erupted in 2015 when the Volkswagen group admitted to installing software in 11 million vehicles worldwide to dupe pollution tests.

I did not know Continental and VW were Japanese companies mate????

LOL

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