Nissan to Resume Production at 5 Domestic Plants After Scandal

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Japan Economic Newswire

November 9, 2017

Nissan Motor Co. said Monday it will resume production for the Japanese market at five of its six domestic plants the next day, after the transport ministry approved measures adopted to prevent uncertified workers from inspecting its cars.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism had conducted on-site inspections at the six assembly plants by Monday and confirmed progress in the production process to prevent similar improper vehicle inspections in the future.

Nissan said it will implement additional measures such as improving the training program for inspectors. Production will remain halted at its Auto Works Kyoto plant, the last to be inspected by the ministry.

The Japanese automaker announced the suspension of car shipments and production at all six domestic assembly plants on Oct. 19 after it found that faulty inspections had continued even after such misconduct surfaced in September.

Since it was revealed that uncertified workers had been conducting final inspections for finished cars, Nissan has recalled around 1.2 million vehicles for re-inspection.

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