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    Another Nissan scandal

    It only affects the Japanese Domestic Market but I thought I'd share this here.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.WdkoOGiPKUk



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    it could be worse.....
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
    Feb 2015 build

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    I read about that last week... odd story. "Not qualified" to do final inspections?

    What's the final inspection?

    I'm picturing that work station at the end of the assembly line where someone drives the cars on a dyno while and runs it through the gears, checks the signals, horn, brakes, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I read about that last week... odd story. "Not qualified" to do final inspections?

    What's the final inspection?

    I'm picturing that work station at the end of the assembly line where someone drives the cars on a dyno while and runs it through the gears, checks the signals, horn, brakes, etc.
    It's definitely not so bad on the scandal spectrum. I watch a lot of NHK where they've been covering it.

    Temporary workers and new employees essentially were performing the government regulated safety inspections without meeting the minimum amount of time employed or the required training.

    They're playing it as a cost cutting scandal but I'd put money on it being directly related to Japan's aging workforce and worker shortage.

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    So it sounds more like a "technical scandal" than an actual scandal.

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    20% sales hit

    Unfortunately, it seems to be a technical scandal with actual effects:

    (Reuters) - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s domestic sales for the Oct. 1 to Oct. 20 period plummeted 20 percent following recent allegations of misconduct in its inspection procedures, the Nikkei said.

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    Last week, the country’s second-largest automaker said it would halt production of domestic market vehicles at all six of its Japanese assembly plants to consolidate their inspection lines to comply with the country’s transport ministry requirements.
    From: Nissan's domestic sales drop after inspection scandal: Nikkei


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