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INSPECTION MISCONDUCT

Nissan suspends car production in Japan after major recall

TOKYO, October 20, 2017

Nissan Motor is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall, Reuters said.
 
Japan’s second-largest automaker said it would stop production of domestic market vehicles at all six of its Japanese plants to reconfigure their inspection lines, the news agency said.
 
That came after Nissan admitted uncertified technicians had continued to perform final vehicle checks even after it had said it had strengthened control of its inspection processes when the issue first came to light late last month.
 
The misconduct has already forced Nissan to recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars sold in Japan over the past three years, and the company said on Thursday that around 34,000 additional cars would be re-inspected, probably expanding the recall by around 4,000 units.
 
Inappropriate inspection practices at Nissan had been going for at least 20 years, Japanese national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.
 
An internal investigation at Nissan had shown that for at least 20 years the automaker had not been following proper procedures for final inspections required by Japan’s transport ministry of all vehicles sold in the country, NHK reported, without citing any sources.



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