FTC orders Nissan, Porsche to take action on emissions scandalKorea's antitrust regulator said Sunday it will order Nissan Motor, Porsche and their two Korean units to take corrective steps for falsified information over gas emissions of their diesel cars.
Nissan Motor, Nissan Korea, Porsche and Porsche Korea are alleged to have provided false information about emissions of their diesel vehicles imported for sale in Korea, according to the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
The KFTC will impose a fine of 173 million won ($146,700) only on Nissan Korea.
Software installed in their cars caused gas emission reduction devices to not fully operate during normal driving conditions.
The practice meant that the cars did not meet permissible emission levels, but the automakers falsified such facts in signs attached to their cars, according to the commission.
In September, the regulator fined Audi-Volkswagen Korea and Stellantis Korea a combined 1.06 billion won for similar allegations over gas emissions