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Nissan exploited lax auto inspection regime

Simplified procedure for emissions tests breeds cheating

A Nissan assembly line in Fukuoka Prefecture. Emissions data was fond to have been faked at all but one of the company's Japanese plants.
A Nissan assembly line in Fukuoka Prefecture. Emissions data was found to have been falsified at five plants.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor got into its latest data falsification scandal by taking advantage of the discretion allowed for vehicle inspections.

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