Nissan Suspends Production of its Cars for Japan


Nissan said the checks only affect vehicles made for the Japanese market and it it is understood that as the inspections do not involve cars made for export, and work on them will continue.

"This is not a quality or safety issue".

After failing to address repeated problems with its vehicle certification process, Nissan has officially announced that it will suspend production of all domestic vehicles sold in the Japanese market.

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Nissan produced roughly 79,300 passenger and commercial vehicles in Japan in August.

A third-party investigation team commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) brought up the issues to Nissan on 18 September.

"Our emergency measures were not enough".

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Nissan has shut down production so that it can adjust its final vehicle inspection lines to match the configuration submitted to MLIT and in a release said that it will also separate the final inspection process from other parts of vehicle production. He then was assigned to turn around Nissan, where he reduced the company's purchasing costs, shut five factories, eliminated 21,000 jobs and invested the savings back into 22 vehicle and truck models in three years. "We were unable to change our bad habits", CEO Hiroto Saikawa said at a briefing at its headquarters.

The automaker plans to reinspect 34,000 vehicles made between September 20 and October 18, 2017, and is now mulling reinspection of all unregistered vehicles now sitting at Nissan dealerships in Japan. Shares of Nissan fell nearly 3 per cent in Europe from Japan close, while Renault, which owns 43 per cent of the Japanese automaker, tumbled 2 per cent.

While Nissan has said the misconduct has no impact on the quality of its vehicles, it has raised questions about how closely rules are followed at its production plants, while also highlighting compliance issues at Japanese manufacturers.

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