The manufacturer was forced to recall more than one million vehicles previous year.
Japanese prosecutors plan to indict Nissan Motor Co on Monday following the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn who allegedly understated his compensation in the automaker's financial reports, investigative sources said Friday. It was reported that several employees admitted to the regulators that they had not been following protocol in tests.
'We will work hard to regain the trust of the parties concerned, ' Honda told a news conference.
Nissan plans to make an announcement on the case later this month and is considering recalling any vehicles improperly tested, it added. The auto manufacturer was forced to recall more than 1 million vehicles a year ago after it admitted that staff who were not qualified had conducted final tests on some vehicles before they were shipped to dealers in Japan.
If confirmed, it would represent another blow to the company, which has been rocked since Ghosn was arrested on November 19 on allegations he under-reported his salary by millions of dollars over five years.
In terms of specific charges, Reuters cites Nikkei's claim that all three entities will be indicted for underreporting salaries in five separate reports, and it's possible that both Ghosn and Kelly will be rearrested in connection with misstatements in the years that followed the underreporting of salaries.
Neither Ghosn nor Kelly have yet been officially charged, and they deny any wrongdoing.
Japanese authorities have already arrested Ghosn and Kelly, and their 22-day detention period ends Monday.
Nissan has begun the process of choosing Ghosn's successor, with the final decision expected on December 17.