Nis­san to re­call 150,000 cars due to bad checks

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - BUSINESS -

TOKYO: Nis­san Fri­day an­nounced plans to re­call ap­prox­i­mately 150,000 ve­hi­cles ow­ing to im­proper tests on new units, deal­ing a fresh blow to the Ja­panese car gi­ant fol­low­ing the shock ar­rest of for­mer chair­man Car­los Ghosn. “Nis­san has re­cently found sev­eral non-con­for­mi­ties that may have caused in­ac­cu­rate pass/fail judg­ments dur­ing the in­spec­tion process,” the com­pany said in a state­ment, adding it would “promptly” re­call as many as 150,000 units in Ja­pan. It con­firmed that im­proper tests were car­ried out on brakes, speedome­ters and other sys­tems be­fore ship­ment at its do­mes­tic assem­bly plant. The re­call will cover around 10 mod­els in­clud­ing Note hatch­backs and Leaf elec­tric ve­hi­cles as well as March and Cube com­pact cars pro­duced be­tween Novem­ber 2017 and Oc­to­ber this year. Nis­san plans to no­tify au­thor­i­ties of the re­call Thurs­day, it added. –

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