Nis­san dis­closes more du­bi­ous car in­spec­tions

Arab News - - Business News -

Nis­san, the Ja­panese au­tomaker un­der scru­tiny af­ter its for­mer chair­man Car­los Ghosn was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of fi­nan­cial mis­con­duct, is re­call­ing 150,000 ve­hi­cles span­ning 11 mod­els in Ja­pan for du­bi­ous in­spec­tions of brakes and steer­ing.

Nis­san Mo­tor Co. Cor­po­rate Vice Pres­i­dent Seiji Honda told re­porters on Fri­day that a re­call will be is­sued next week, and mea­sures will be taken to pre­vent a re­cur­rence.

Ghosn is in de­ten­tion af­ter be­ing ar­rested on Nov. 19 on sus­pi­cion of un­der­re­port­ing his in­come.

Nis­san said ear­lier this year that it al­tered the re­sults of ex­haust emis­sions and fuel econ­omy tests of new ve­hi­cles sold in Ja­pan. Last year, it said it had car­ried out il­le­gal post-pro­duc­tion tests at its plants, al­low­ing those who weren’t qual­i­fied to rou­tinely con­duct tests.

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