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Japanese officials inspect Toyota headquarters over safety certification scandal

Tokyo CNN —

Japanese officials descended on the headquarters of Toyota on Tuesday, after a safety test scandal at a number of automakers in the country widened this week.

The inspections at Toyota’s offices in central Japan would continue over the next few days, Japan’s Ministry of Transport told CNN. It comes as the world’s biggest carmaker by sales grapples with growing concerns over the certification of some of its vehicles.

The ministry said five automakers — Toyota (TM), Mazda, Honda (HMC), Suzuki and Yamaha — had submitted incorrect or manipulated safety test data when they applied for certification of the vehicles.

Toyota,Mazda and Yamaha were ordered to suspend shipments of some vehicle models, including the Corolla Fielder and Corolla Axio. All five companies were told to review their safety certification processes.

A probe already undertaken by Toyota had revealed that at least seven of its models, some of them discontinued, were tested using methods that differed from government standards, the company said Monday in a statement.

Toyota was looking into “inadequate data in pedestrian and occupant protection tests” and “errors in crash tests,” it said. The investigation is ongoing.

Toyota said it had not violated safety regulations and customers did not need to stop using their cars.

Toyota's headquarters are in central Japan.

Koji Endo of SBI Securities said that Japan’s certification tests are very stringent and much stricter than in other countries.

“As for these safety inspection standards, this rule was created in 1951, so it’s quite outdated and hard to follow for many automakers,” he said.

“We have to remember, Toyota has conducted hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tests throughout the