We have a not-so-happy story today about cars and tests. You know how we do safety checks on our toys? Well, the grown-ups at Daihatsu, a company that makes cars, didn’t do their safety tests the right way for a really long time. Let’s find out more about it!
Daihatsu and Safety Tests
Imagine you have a toy car, and you want to make sure it’s safe to play with. That’s what Daihatsu’s should have done with their real cars. But guess what? They didn’t do their safety tests correctly for more than 30 years! That’s a super long time.
Daihatsu The Big Pause: No More Car Making
Just like when you take a break from playing with your toys, Daihatsu’s is taking a big break too. They stopped making cars at all four of their factories in Japan. It’s like pressing the pause button on making new toy cars. This break will last until the end of January, affecting many workers who build the cars.
Toyota’s Owned Friend: Daihatsu’s Trouble
You know how sometimes you borrow toys from your friends? Well, Daihatsu is like a friend to Toyota – they belong to the same family. But now, there’s some trouble because Daihatsu didn’t do their safety tests the right way. It’s like your friend not playing by the rules when sharing toys.
Safety Scandal Unveiled: Toyota’s Concern
Last week, Daihatsu admitted they did something not okay. They fooled the tests for safety on their cars. Toyota, the big brother of Daihatsu, says it’s a really big problem that has made everyone worried. Imagine your big brother being disappointed in you – that’s how Daihatsu feels from Toyota’s side.
Daihatsu Pause for 9,000 Workers: No Car Making Job
When Daihatsu stopped making cars, around 9,000 workers had to stop their jobs too. It’s like when you and your friends can’t play together because something went wrong. These workers will have to wait until the end of January to start making cars again.
Tampering with Tests: A Long Time Mistake
Okay, let’s talk about what Daihatsu did. They tampered with the tests – it’s like not playing fair during a game. They didn’t check if their cars are safe in the right way for more than 30 years! That’s older than your mom and dad!
Toyota’s Company Shakeup: A Shaky Foundation
Daihatsu’s big mistake is making Toyota’s world shake. Toyota says it’s like the foundation of their house is not strong anymore. It’s like when you build a tower of blocks, and suddenly some blocks are not right – everything starts wobbling.
More Than Just Cars: A Safety Scandal
It’s not just about toy cars; it’s about real people’s cars. Daihatsu admitted that they did something wrong with safety tests on as many as 64 car models! That’s like having a whole toy store with broken toys.
Daihatsu A Second Mistake: Crash Tests Blunder
But wait, there’s more. Daihatsu already said sorry in April for another mistake. They didn’t do their crash tests right on more than 88,000 cars! It’s like when you accidentally drop your toy and it breaks – Daihatsu’s toys didn’t pass the tests.
Finding the Mistakes: Oops, We Did It Again!
Guess what? Daihatsu’s
found more mistakes in May! This time, they admitted they gave the wrong information about collision tests on two special cars. It’s like telling your friends you have a chocolate cookie, but it’s actually a plain one.
Subheading 11: Waiting for Good Changes: Fixing Mistakes
Now, Daihatsu’s needs to fix all their mistakes. Just like when you say sorry and promise not to do something wrong again, Daihatsu’s has to show everyone that they can make cars the right way. Let’s hope they learn from their mistakes and make safe cars for everyone!
That’s the end of our not-so-happy car story, little buddies. Always remember to play and make things the right way, just like we do with our toys!