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12:16  10 july  2018
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Nissan admits misconduct in emissions testing procedure

  Nissan admits misconduct in emissions testing procedure Shares have fallen relating to the announcement, although Nissan says that none of its cars has incorrect emissions figuresThe brand alleges to have discovered ‘nonconformities’ in its final inspection process back in September 2017 and has since carried out an internal investigation into how the discrepancies came about.

TOKYO—Staff at some of Nissan Motor Co.’s NSANY 0.64% Japan plants falsified auto- emissions and fuel-economy data , the company said, in what is the latest data -faking incident among Japanese manufacturers. It is also the second compliance scandal at Nissan in recent months after it admitted

Nissan said today it had discovered "misconduct" related to exhaust emissions and fuel economy measurements in final vehicle inspections at most of its factories in Japan. The Japanese aut maker said it had found that the testing environments for emissions and fuel economy were not in line with

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Japanese automaker Nissan says it found emissions and fuel economy data had been falsified at most of its factories in Japan.

Nissan said data had been deliberately "altered" although the company did not say how many cars had been affected.

The company, which makes the Leaf electric vehicle, uncovered the issues during voluntary testing after its inspection process was deemed faulty by the government.

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A production line at Nissan car plant. The company mis-stated emissions measurements for 19 models. Kobe Steel, which supplies steel parts to manufacturers of cars, planes and trains around the world, admitted last year to supplying products with falsified specifications to about 500 customers

Nissan admitted Monday 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. Japan's Mitsubishi Motors finds falsified fuel mileage tests.

In a statement, Nissan said it found "exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests that deviated from the prescribed testing environment" and inspection reports were created "based on altered measurement values."

Nissan said the erroneous testing does not affect exports. It also said emission and fuel economy results were still within required limits on all vehicles.

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Last September, Nissan admitted unqualified workers had been carrying out final inspections at the end of production lines. The company said those illegal inspections may have dated back to 1979 at its plant in Tochigi.

Nissan is not the first manufacturer to admit falsifying emissions tests. VW admitted using illegal software to cheat US emissions tests on diesel engines in September 2015.

It later admitted so-called defeat devices were fitted to more than 11 million of the group's cars worldwide, including 1.2 million in the UK.

The fallout has cost VW more than $30bn (roughly £22.5bn) to date - the bulk of that sum in the US where, in May, prosecutors filed criminal charges against former VW boss Martin Winterkorn.

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