Remember the days when car companies, especially Japanese manufacturers such as Nissan, were being hailed for making big advances in fuel efficiency? Happy times.
Now, following the emissions scandals that engulfed Volkswagen, Renault and Fiat-Chrysler, it’s Nissan’s turn.
The auto giant admitted Monday that its plants in Japan had been falsifying exhaust emissions and fuel efficiency test data. The falsifications came to light as a result of a company-wide compliance audit that was in turn prompted by revelations last year of “misconduct” in Nissan’s inspection procedures. The earlier incident led to the recall of 1.2 million vehicles.