Mitsubishi Motors President Kazhuhiko Kawasoe apologised to Transportation Minister Hajime Morita Wednesday (26/7/00) for not reporting defects to its vehicles to industry regulators, reports Associated Press (27/7/00). Japan`s fourth largest car manufacturer also announced that it is scaling up its recall of vehicles announced last week, from 514,000 to 532,000 vehicles, citing defects ranging from loose bolts to leaky gas caps.