Nissan recalls 12 lakh cars in Japan over safety issue
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 03-Oct-2017

Tokyo, October 3: Nissan is recalling 12 lakh passenger cars in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year. The car-maker wants to re-inspect the models as they had not gone through the proper final checks.

Nissan temporarily stopped registering new vehicles in Japan last week, after the government notified the company it had noticed inspection irregularities. The firm has begun an investigation into why its safety inspections did not meet government standards. 

It added all recalled vehicles would undergo re-inspections for final checks on issues including steering radius and braking and acceleration capabilities, at a cost of around $222 million.

Nissan chief executive, Hiroto Saikawa, apologised to customers and said the company regretted any inconvenience caused.

"We must take the registration framework and procedures seriously, regardless of how busy we may be or how short-staffed we may be," Mr Saikawa said.

The models affected by the recall include top sellers, the Serena minivan and the Note compact hatchback.

Nissan is Japan's second biggest carmaker and is the second such firm to be hit by a major misconduct incident in the country, after Mitsubishi Motors admitted in April 2016 that it had falsified fuel efficiency tests on some models.