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Nissan admits to falsifying emissions data

Publish date: 10 July 2018
Issue Number: 564
Diary: Legalbrief Environmental
Category: Pollution

Nissan yesterday (Monday) admitted that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately 'altered', dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year. TimesLIVE says the company did not say how many cars were affected by the falsifications, which were uncovered during voluntary tests of all parts of Nissan's operations conducted in the wake of last year's scandal. It said tests on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had 'deviated from the prescribed testing environment'. In addition, it said inspection reports had been drawn up 'based on altered measurement values'. The firm vowed a 'full and comprehensive investigation' into its latest fake data scandal. Nissan said it had rechecked 'reliable' data and confirmed that all vehicles, except the GT-R, had met Japanese safety standards. In October, Nissan was forced to recall some 1.2m 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.

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