Japanese automaker Nissan has admitted that it manipulated emissions data on its certain cars manufactured in Japan. The company, however, has not revealed the exact number of vehicles for which emission data were falsified.
A full and comprehensive investigation of the facts outlined above, including causes and background of this misconduct, is underway. Nissan has retained the Japanese law firm Nishimura and Asahi to carry out an investigation centered on the causes and will implement appropriate countermeasures based on the results.
In an official statement, the company said, ‘Nissan understands and regrets the concern and inconvenience caused to stakeholders as a result of its kanken issues last year. Proactive initiatives to prevent recurrence of such issues have led to the discovery of this misconduct, for which the company is regretful.’
Ever since the discovery of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal in 2015, many other major international carmakers have been found guilty of manipulating their vehicles’ emissions data. Nissan is the newest entry to the infamous list.