Hello and welcome to Lint NewsPlus for Friday, October 20.
Today we have a report on the troubles of car manufacturing giant Nissan.
Nissan has announced that it will shut down its domestic car production operations temporarilyDictation Q1 after a widening scandal involving uncertified inspection technicians at its plants. The transport ministry had discovered last month that uncertified technicians conducting final inspections in some plants were signing off on cars with certified technicians seals. Nissan took steps to correct the problem, but more falsifiedDictation Q2 inspections were discovered due to poor communication and changing production lines. Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said at a press conference on Thursday, October 19 that the company decided to halt operations for at least two weeks to shore up the inspection process. Production of exported cars will continue, as those are not subject to the same final inspection certification process that the domestic cars require. The scandal has already triggered the recall of over 1.2 million vehiclesDictation Q3 sold in Japan in the last three years.
And that's a wrap for this week's NewsPlus. This is Ruth Nakamura for everyone here at Lint. Have a nice weekend.