South Korea to fine Nissan for manipulating emissions tests

Time 9:38 am, May 17, 2016

SOUTH  Korea is to fine Nissan’s operation in the country for manipulating emissions tests on its sports utility vehicles.

The Environment Ministry said it will fine Nissan Korea Co 330 million won (£195,000) and recall 814 Qashqai vehicles sold since November.

It also plans to file a complaint with prosecutors against the head of Nissan’s South Korean operation.

Nissan Motor Co in Japan denied any wrongdoing.

It said South Korean authorities’ findings differed from those of the European Union, which concluded that Nissan vehicles used no illegal devices.

The Japanese company said it will assess the situation and continue to work with South Korean authorities.

The South Korean government investigated diesel cars sold in South Korea in the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal last year.

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