TOKYO, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Nissan Motor Co. said on Friday that it has suspended the selling of some 60,000 new cars due to problematic safety inspection process.
The automaker said it would redo the safety inspections of the cars because their safety inspections were conducted by uncertified personnel.
Some 21 models manufactured in six factories in Japan were involved in the selling suspension, including the Note, Cube, CT-R, March, Skyline, and Leaf electric car, among others.
The issue was first brought into light following an on-site inspection by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on Sept. 18, said local reports.
It was found that Nissan had "assistant inspectors," instead of certified regular inspectors, do the safety check before the cars leave the factories.
The ministry has directed Nissan to redo the inspections and asked other automakers to review their operations and watch out for similar problems.