Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Nissan admits misconduct in emissions testing procedure Nissan admits misconduct in emissions testing procedure
Priscilla Morrison | 09 July, 2018, 23:13

The brand alleges to have discovered "nonconformities" in its final inspection process back in September 2017 and has since carried out an internal investigation into how the discrepancies came about.

Japanese carmaker Nissan on Monday admitted some of their manufacturers had deliberately altered data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy, according to multiple reports.

The logo of Nissan is seen during the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva Thomson Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co 7201.T said on Monday it had discovered misconduct related to exhaust emissions and fuel economy measurements in final vehicle inspections at most of its factories in Japan.

Creation of inspection reports based on altered measurement values.

Today, Nissan reported the current facts and investigation results to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

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"Nissan understands and regrets the concern and inconvenience caused to stakeholders as a result of its [inspection process] issues past year". The company stated that they would be performing a "full and comprehensive investigation" to discover how the adjustment took place.

"A full and comprehensive investigation of the facts outlined above, including the causes and background of the misconduct, is underway", the auto manufacturer said.

Similarly, Nissan said it had re-verified log data to confirm that all models subject to sampling tests guaranteed the Nissan catalogue specifications for fuel economy, meaning there were "no errors within the fuel economy figures disclosed by Nissan".

The issue was discovered during voluntary compliance checks it launched following last year's vehicle inspection scandal, and affects models including the Note, the subcompact hatchback which is Nissan's top-selling model in Japan, and the Juke SUV crossover.

Nissan said it would take appropriate action to prevent future occurrence.

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