Nissan reports preventive steps to government in wake of data fabrication scandal

The Japan Times 

Nissan Motor Co. submitted a report to the government Wednesday containing measures to prevent any further fabrication of exhaust emissions and fuel efficiency data. "We have hurt the trust of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and our customers," Nissan President Hiroto Saikawa said in handing the report to Tetsuya Okuda, the ministry's director-general of the Road Transport Bureau. "I offer a deep apology." Nissan's data fabrication and inappropriate inspections tests came to light in July, as the company found itself roiled in another scandal. The automaker admitted in September last year that uncertified employees had checked vehicles for many years, leading it to recall over 1 million vehicles sold in Japan.