Photo/IllutrationSubaru Corp. headquarters in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward (Naoko Kawamura)

Subaru Corp. said Nov. 5 that it was recalling about 100,000 additional vehicles over falsified data on brake inspections and has sharply revised down its forecast for its scandal-ridden fiscal year.

The automaker’s announcement concerns vehicles manufactured between Jan. 9 and Oct. 26 this year of nine models, including the Impreza and Toyota Motor Corp.’s sports car named 86.

Subaru has been hit with a series of scandals since last autumn, including using unqualified inspectors and falsifying exhaust and fuel-efficiency data.

In October, Subaru officials said the data falsifications on brake tests had only been conducted until the end of 2017. It also submitted a report to the transport ministry, saying it would recall about 420,000 vehicles manufactured until mid-December 2017.

However, transport ministry officials pointed out discrepancies, and the automaker added 6,000 vehicles to its recall list that were produced until the end of December 2017.

Now, a further study has turned up the possibility that fabrications for brake test data continued into this year as well, and that 100,000 additional vehicles may not meet safety standards under the Road Transport Vehicles Law.

In addition to the recalls over brake data, Subaru on Nov. 1 said about 410,000 vehicles in Japan and abroad would be recalled because of a faulty engine part.

The company will have to replace valve springs in each vehicle, a time-consuming process that will cost the automaker about 55 billion yen ($486 million).

Company officials said on Nov. 5 that they will revise Subaru’s domestic production plan in order to review the inspection process and plant operating conditions.

In August, the company said it planned to manufacture 6.72 million vehicles by the end of March 2019. That figure will be reduced to 6.561 million, the officials said.

The automaker also announced a sharp decrease in its profits forecast for the current fiscal year.

Compared with the August forecast, operating profits are expected to decrease 26.7 percent to 220 billion yen, while net profits are expected to drop by 24.1 percent to 167 billion yen.

The sales forecast was also revised downward by 1.2 percent to 3.21 trillion yen.