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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Nissan scandals put CEO Saikawa's oversight in question

CEO's signature was on documents promising Ghosn's future pay

Nissan's faulty inspection problems seem to have no end. (Photo by Takeshi Shiraishi)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor's latest vehicle inspection failure, coming on the heels of the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is yet another sign of weak corporate governance at the automaker and is likely to fuel criticism of the management team led by CEO Hiroto Saikawa.

An internal investigation has found problems with how brakes and other parts were inspected. The new problems surfaced after the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism conducted on-site probes at Nissan factories in October.

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