Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

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.

This included the "performance of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests that deviated from the prescribed testing environment" as well as the "creation of inspection reports based on altered measurement values".

The incident is the latest in a growing list of data tampering in Japan which has tarnished the image of the country's manufacturing industry, known for high-quality, efficient production.

Currently, it's believed that Nissan's issues are down to error rather than an attempt at improving emissions ratings, but until a full investigation is completed it can not be known how this error took place.

Shares in the Japanese automaker closed down about 5 percent at their lowest in more than a year.

In October, Nissan was forced to recall some 1.2 million vehicles after admitting staff without proper authorisation had conducted final inspections on some vehicles intended for the domestic market before they were shipped to dealers.

It appears that this issue was widespread across Nissan's many Japanese factories meaning that numerous company's cars could be affected.

It added that the issue was discovered during voluntary compliance checks it launched following last year's improper vehicle inspection scandal.

Those vehicles were recalled after it became public knowledge that for decades auto inspections had been carried out by uncertified technicians.

Nissan said the misconduct did not compromise the safety of the affected models, and that mileage readings were in line with levels presented in product catalogues. The carmaker blamed staffing shortages for the scandal, which caused annual operating profit to slide.

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