Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. had suspended operations at all of its domestic automobile factories due to the issue of fraudulently obtaining national certification, but on the 12th, for the first time in about a month and a half, some vehicle models were We have resumed production only. However, the outlook for a full-scale restart of production remains uncertain.

Daihatsu Motor Corporation has suspended operations at its four automobile factories in Japan since late December 2023 due to issues with fraudulent acquisition of national certification.

However, in January, after the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism lifted the order to suspend shipments of some vehicle models after confirming compliance with the standards, Daihatsu Motor

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Mazda brand Familia van

commercial vehicles resumed at the Kyoto Plant.

The company has also decided to resume production on February 26th for 10 vehicle models produced at its subsidiary Daihatsu Kyushu's Oita Plant, including the light passenger car Mira eS.

Meanwhile, the government's confirmation tests for its main models, such as the Tanto, continue, and the company has decided to suspend production until at least March 1st.

There are still no prospects for a full-scale restart of production, and there are concerns about the long-term impact on the local economy, where many of our customers, including parts manufacturers, are located.

At the Kyoto factory where production has resumed

Under these circumstances, Daihatsu Motor Corporation's Kyoto Plant in Oyamazaki-cho, Kyoto Prefecture, which has resumed production of some car models, started reporting to work one after another after 7 a.m. on the 12th.

A man in his 40s working at a factory: ``I want the company to change for the better.''

A man in his 40s working at the factory said, ``While production was halted, we were cleaning and preparing for resumption.We believe that all we can do is make good products.Using this issue as an opportunity, we I want the company to change for the better."

Male in his 50s in charge of testing: ``I'm happy to be reopening, starting with a new feeling.''

A man in his 50s who is in charge of testing said, ``I'm honestly happy that production has resumed.I want to start from scratch with a fresh mindset.''

Daihatsu Motor Corporation “Reforming management and culture with the intention of rebuilding the company”

In response to an interview with reporters at the scene, Keita Ide, General Manager of Daihatsu Motor Corporation's Corporate Headquarters, said, ``First of all, I would like to deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to many concerned parties.We will work hard to regain trust as soon as possible.'' All employees will work together as one."

In addition, Mr. Ide said, ``I believe that we need to work hard enough to reform our management and culture to prevent this from happening again.''