The Daily Manila Shimbun


Nissan to recall extra 38,000 vehicles over inspection scandal

October 26, 2017

Nissan Motor Co. informed Japan's transport ministry Wednesday that it will recall an additional 38,650 units of 30 vehicle models, because its inspection fraud continued even after the problem came to light.

Nissan continued using unauthorized workers in final inspections of finished vehicles, even though the automaker said the practice was corrected shortly after it was discovered last month during an unannounced inspection of the company by the ministry.

The latest recall boosted the total number of vehicles subject to recalls relating to the scandal to 1.2 million units.

On Oct. 6, Nissan filed a recall of 1.16 million vehicles that had been registered before the scandal came to light and had not received the first mandatory safety checks yet, in order to check whether any defects were overlooked.

But it turned out on Oct. 18 that Nissan's use of unauthorized workers in final vehicle checks continued at one of its six domestic assembly plants after the scandal first surfaced. Later, Nissan said the misconduct continued at four factories.

Nissan now decided to newly recall all vehicles that went through final vehicle inspections at the six plants, all for the domestic market, between Sept. 20 and Oct. 18. Jiji Press