Nissan announces 150,000 vehicle recall

Nissan announces 150,000 vehicle recall

Death Valley, California - November 2, 2017: View of a grey 2017 Nissan Rogue in the desert.

Nissan (TYO: 7201) said on Friday that it will recall 150,000 cars from Japan due to concerns of improper tests carried out.

The Japanese car manufacturer said in a press release that improper inspections may have been carried out on vehicles before they were shipped from plants in Japan.

“Strict adherence to compliance is a top priority for Nissan’s management, and if issues are discovered, appropriate measures will be taken,” said the group.

“Nissan is committed to promoting and enforcing compliance and awareness thereof in all operational areas.”

“Through the steadfast implementation of these initiatives, Nissan will work diligently to regain the trust of its valued customers and stakeholders in Japan.”

The car manufacturer had a similar recall issue in September when the group recalled over 165,000 cars from Canada and the US.

Nissan is amid a scandal involving the former chairman, Carlos Ghosn who was arrested for alleged financial misconduct. 

Both Nissan and Mitsibushi (TYO: 8058) fired Ghosn, “based on the copious amount and compelling nature of the evidence of misconduct presented.”

The chairman has denied allegations of financial misconduct but is yet to speak publicly.

Kana Sasakura, a criminal law professor at Kobe’s Konan University, said on Ghosn’s silence: “Usually a good criminal defence lawyer would advise the client to remain silent. If they talk, it might become detrimental.”

It was reported that he and colleague Greg Kelly understated Ghosn’s income by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) over a five-year period ending in March 2015.