YOKOHAMA, Japan – Following the discovery of issues in the final inspection process for vehicles produced for the Japan market, and recurrence at the six Japanese production plants* of Nissan and its affiliate Nissan Shatai, Nissan has taken preventive measures aimed to ensure final vehicle inspection conforms with Japanese regulations.

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 5, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) conducted onsite inspections at all plants except Nissan Shatai subsidiary Kyoto Auto Works. MLIT discovered inconsistencies between documentation submitted to it and the standard operating manuals for the plants. Nissan subsequently made corrections and obtained MLIT approval.

Separately, the third-party investigation team discovered flaws in the plants' internal registration process and education programs for final vehicle inspectors. Nissan will take additional corrective measures, including re-education and re-examination, to ensure proper preparation for resuming vehicle production.

As MLIT has approved the final vehicle inspection process on condition of the above-mentioned corrective measures, all plants except Kyoto Auto Works are scheduled to resume production and shipment for the domestic market on Nov. 7.

Nissan regrets any inconvenience and concern this has caused to its valued customers and other stakeholders in Japan. While maintaining its top priority on safety, Nissan is committed to strengthening final vehicle inspection conformity and implementing the corrective measures.

*Nissan Motor Kyushu, Oppama, Tochigi, Nissan Shatai Shonan, Nissan Shatai Kyushu and Kyoto Auto Works

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world's largest automotive partnership, with combined annual sales of almost 10 million vehicles.

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