That isn't that terrible, but it seems rather unusual for all
vehicles sold to a given country for several years to be ALL recalled.
Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents: reports...
Today's news indicates Nissan has a big problem.
But the underlying question in my mind is, why are uncertified vehicle inspectors good enough for export markets
, but not for JDM sales?
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nissa ... ss+News%29
Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market
Japan’s second-largest automaker said it would stop production of domestic market vehicles at all six of its Japanese plants to reconfigure their inspection lines.
That came after Nissan admitted uncertified technicians had continued to perform final vehicle checks even after it had said it had strengthened control of its inspection processes when the issue first came to light late last month....
Japan’s transport ministry said this month it had discovered that uncertified technicians at plants producing Nissan vehicles were using the stamps of certified technicians to sign off on final vehicle inspections, in violation of ministry guidelines.
As a result, Nissan has recalled vehicles to re-do final inspections on issues including steering radius and braking and acceleration capabilities, at a cost of around 25 billion yen ($222 million).
While Nissan has said the misconduct has no impact on the quality of its vehicles, it has raised questions about how closely rules are followed at its production plants, while also dealing a blow to its reputation at home...
Nissan will continue to produce vehicles for export in Japan, including its popular Rogue SUV crossover model and the battery-electric Leaf, as the certification process for final inspections does not apply to vehicles shipped overseas...