Nissan accused of manipulating emissions; South Korea plans fine, recall

first_imgSouth Korea said that Nissan Motor Co Ltd had manipulated emissions on a diesel sport utility vehicle and that it planned to fine the automaker as well as sue the head of its Korean operations.ALSO READ:Nissan banking heavily on Datsun redi-Go successThe government said the Japanese automaker had used a so-called defeat device that helps a vehicle’s emissions management system turn off during regular driving conditions.Nissan denied any wrongdoing.ALSO READ:Nissan certain $2.2 billion deal for Mitsubishi is a bargain”Nissan Motor has never illegally manipulated any vehicles we have produced so far and used defeat devices in those cars,” the automaker’s Korea unit said in a statement.The South Korean environment ministry said it planned to fine Nissan 330 million won ($279,920) for manipulating emissions on its Qashqai SUV. It will also order a recall of the 814 Qashqai vehicles sold in the country so far.ALSO READ:Nissan ‘Kicks’ into South American market South Korea conducted tests on 20 diesel vehicles, after finding in November that Germany’s Volkswagen AG had falsified emissions tests.last_img

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