Class action lawsuit targets Kobe data tampering

Kobe Steel and Kobe Aluminum, as well as metal buyer Toyota Motor Corp, are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that consumers had been defrauded into buying vehicles made of substandard metal.

The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in northern California on Monday March 5, claims that metals produced by Kobe that did not go through mandatory quality checks were sold to Toyota for use in popular models like the Prius, Camry, Land Cruiser and various Lexus models.

The scope of the metal sold by Kobe to Toyota and other customers is allegedly...

Published

Kirk Maltais

March 09, 2018

02:06 GMT

New York