Mitsubishi Motors has admitted that in some fuel consumption tests, it provided false figures.
This admission has happened after a revelation last week that it falsified the consumption of fuel in more 600,000 vehicles that it sold to Japan.
The vice-president spoke at a press conference in Tokyo Japan where he said that they have been using the method for the domestic market since 1991.
The president of Mitsubishi Motors, Tetsuro Aikawa, said that more inquiries are going on and this suggested that more irregularities may be found.
He further stated that the extent of the whole picture is not known but the company was doing its best to find that out.
The shares of Mitsubishi Motors have fallen further 10% in Tokyo, making the decline resulting from the scandal to be 50%.
Mr. Aikawa was not aware as to what would make employees to rig fuel economy tests in an aim to make mileage figures seem good.
Mitsubishi promised that it would be clean after a scandal that happened 15 years ago in which vehicle defects were covered up.
The last week’s scandal involved 157,000 eK wagon and eK Space and 468,000 Dayz and Dayz Roox, all of which were sold only in Japan.
The minicars are mainly attractive due to their tiny 600cc engines. This is a size that is almost equal to that of a large motorcycle. They have a frugal consumption of fuel.
The transport ministry said that mileage fraud breaks is against Japan’s fuel efficiency laws and the penalties are not yet clear because the outbreak of the investigation is not yet certain.
A panel of three lawyers has been set up by Mitsubishi to report about the scandal in a period of three months.
Production and sales has been put to a stop.