Toyota recalls around 135,000 vehicles in Japan and Europe over a steering fault.
- Financial Times
- Japan's third-biggest steelmaker, Kobe Steel, admits to falsification of product data. About four percent of the aluminum and copper products that it shipped from September 2016 to August 2017 were falsely labeled as meeting the specifications requested by 200 customers, including Toyota Motor Corp, Central Japan Railway Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mazda Motor Corp, and Subaru Corp.
- Nissan Motor Co. says it will not use airbag inflators made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. in its cars, joining Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co.
- Cuba defends North Korea by circulating an amendment to a European-Japanese draft resolution recommending the referral of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
- Japanese automakers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda recall around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects.
- Toyota extends production cuts in Japan and Thailand due to parts shortages caused by the 2011 Thailand floods.