The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | October 19, 2017 | AFP.com |
Nissan said Thursday it was suspending all production destined for the local market, as Japan's number-two automaker grapples with a mounting inspection scandal that has already seen it recall some 1.2 million vehicles.
"Nissan decided today to suspend vehicle production for the Japan market at all Nissan and Nissan Shatai plants in Japan," it said in a statement, referring to an affiliate.
The announcement comes weeks after the company announced the major recall as it admitted that staff without proper authorisation had conducted final inspections on some vehicles intended for the domestic market before they were shipped to dealers.
On Thursday, it said a third-party investigator found the misconduct had continued at three of its six Japanese plants even after it took steps to end the crisis.
"Nissan regards the recurrence of this issue at domestic plants -- despite the corrective measures taken -- as critical," it said.
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