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BRUSSELS, March 25 (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators raided French car parts makers Faurecia and several other auto exhaust systems makers on Tuesday, the latest crackdown against suspected price-fixing in the auto industry.
Regulators in the United States, Japan, Europe and Canada have levied multi-dollar fines in recent years against car parts makers for fixing prices of products ranging from seatbelts, radiators and windshield wipers to air-conditioning systems.
The European Commission said the companies may have taken part in a cartel and abused their dominance. It did not name the companies nor the countries where the raids took place, in line with its usual policy.
Faurecia, which is 52-percent owned by French carmaker Peugeot Citroen, confirmed the EU raids.
"The European Commission antitrust authorities have launched investigations into suppliers of emission control systems," the company said. "Faurecia is cooperating fully with the European Union authorities."
U.S. car parts supplier TenneCo could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for Belgian car parts supplier Bosal said the company was not involved in the EU investigation.
The Commission, which can fine companies up to 10 percent of their global turnover for breaching EU rules, is investigating cartels involving more than 100 car parts by more than 70 automakers.
Earlier this month it hit German engineering group Schaeffler, Sweden's SKF and three Japanese car parts makers with a total 953.3-million-euro fine for taking part in a ball bearings cartel.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, Robert-Jan Bartunek, Laurence Frost in Paris and Bernie Woodall in Detroit; editing by Robin Emmott)