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South Korea to fine Nissan over manipulated emission results

Nissan's logo is seen in a dealer in Jakarta February 14, 2013.

Seoul : South Korea has fined Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Co Ltd for manipulating the emission results of its diesel sport utility vehicle.

The government said the Japanese automaker had used a so-called defeat device that helps a vehicle’s emissions management system turn off during regular driving conditions, report Reuters.

However, Nissan denied any wrongdoings.

“Nissan Motor has never illegally manipulated any vehicles we have produced so far and used defeat devices in those cars,” the automaker’s Korea unit said in a statement.

The South Korean government has called for the recall of hundreds of Nissan vehicles. (ANI)

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