Nissan Motor CEO to hold news conference on uncertified inspection issue

Hiroto Saikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor, during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on Oct 2, 2017.
Hiroto Saikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor, during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on Oct 2, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Nissan Motor said that its chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa will hold a news conference at 1000 GMT (6pm Singapore time) on Thursday (Oct 19) to brief on its uncertified inspection scandal.

The news conference comes a day after Nissan admitted that uncertified vehicle checks had continued even after it revealed that final vehicle checks for the domestic market were not performed by certified technicians.

The misconduct has forced Japan's second-largest automaker to recall all 1.2 million new cars it sold in domestically over the past three years.

(This story is developing).