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Industry braces for Kobe Steel scandal fallout

Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to learn how much trouble they face after the revelation that Kobe Steel falsified inspection data on metals they used.

India's Motherson climbs out of obscurity

Motherson Sumi is India's largest auto parts supplier. It's rapidly becoming one of North America's.


GM joins Toyota, others checking impact of Kobe Steel data cheating

GM said it is checking whether its cars contain falsely certified parts or components sourced from Kobe Steel, the latest major automaker to be dragged into the widening scandal.

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