Nissan Recalls 91,000 Titan Pickups With Faulty Alternator Harnesses - Autoblog

Nissan recalls 91,000 Titan pickups with faulty alternator harnesses - Autoblog

Nissan North America has issued a recall for 91,319 of its 2017-2019 Nissan Titans. Affected pickups might have damaged alternator wiring harnesses that could short, which could potentially be dangerous to the driver and passengers. According to NHTSA recall No. 19V495000, which was posted June 26, 2019, some alternator harnesses on 2017-2019 Titans might have been damaged during installation. According to the recall report, the damage might have occurred when the engine was lowered into place, as the edge of a metal frame bracket could have come in contact with the harness and pulled it out of place. In this position, the harness might be trapped against the bracket and friction could then damage the harness and wiring. This damage could result in an electrical short, which might display itself through the radio cutting out or interior lights flickering. The in-and-out electricity could then drain the battery. In extreme cases, the short could cause a fire or could cause the engine to stall. Nissan estimates that 1% of the trucks, which were built between April 14, 2016, and October 8, 2018, are actually defective. Nissan says it will call affected owners starting this month. The trucks will be inspected, and if the harness is out of place or damaged, it will be replaced or moved back into position. Call Nissan at 1-800-867-7669 for more information.     

Defense Ministry Apologizes For Faulty Aegis Data

Defense Ministry apologizes for faulty Aegis data

The Defense Ministry is continuing its efforts to gain the understanding of the people of Akita City in northeastern Japan on its plan to deploy a land-based missile interceptor system known as Aegis Ashore.

The ministry is seeking to deploy the US-made system at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Araya Training Area.

Mazda Recalls 2016-2018 Mazda3s For Faulty Windshield Wipers

Mazda recalls 2016-2018 Mazda3s for faulty windshield wipers

As the waves of rain showers continue to roll across the United States, Mazda has issued a recall related to a car's most important springtime feature: windshield wipers. Due to a faulty relay, the wipers on some 2016-2018 Mazda Mazda3s might stop functioning. The recall potentially affects 187,798 cars.

According to NHTSA recall No. 19V272000, some 2016-2018 Mazda3s might have a malfunctioning windshield wiper relay within the front body control module that causes the wipers to become inoperable. As a resolution, Mazda will replace the old modules with new ones that have an "improved wiper relay design." This can be done at Mazda dealerships for free.

Reporting Of Faulty Surveys Delayed By Five Days

Reporting of faulty surveys delayed by five days

A Japanese labor ministry official says after learning that some of the ministry surveys had been faulty he did not immediately report the problem to his superiors.

Yasuyuki Onishi spoke at a Lower House committee as an unsworn witness on Friday.

Abe: Different Ministry To Probe Faulty Stats

Abe: Different ministry to probe faulty stats

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will assign a probe into the labor ministry's faulty statistics gathering to a bureau that specializes in inspection of administrative procedures.

Abe was responding to a question from an opposition lawmaker at an Upper House budget committee meeting on Wednesday regarding the scandal on flawed surveys.

Abe: New Team To Examine Problem Of Faulty Data

Abe: New team to examine problem of faulty data

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a new working group of the internal affairs ministry will thoroughly examine the problem of faulty labor surveys to ensure the credibility of the government's statistics.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House committee on Monday.

Lawmakers Angry About Faulty Labor Statistics

Lawmakers angry about faulty labor statistics

Japan's governing party lawmakers have criticized labor ministry officials for their poor grasp of the facts surrounding a fresh discovery of faulty statistics.

The labor ministry admitted earlier this week that improper methods were used for its wage structure survey. Questionnaires were sent to businesses by post, although officials were supposed to hand-deliver them.

Diet Debates Faulty Data And Okinawa Relocation

Diet debates faulty data and Okinawa relocation

Japanese lawmakers have begun grilling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about his keynote policy speech and other issues in the Diet session.

In the Lower House on Wednesday, Constitutional Democratic Party leader Yukio Edano criticized faulty statistics at the health and labor ministry.

Opposition Urges New Probe Into Faulty Labor Data

Opposition urges new probe into faulty labor data

Japan's opposition parties have urged that a new investigation into faulty labor ministry surveys be carried out by an independent panel with fresh members.

The Diet affairs chiefs of the six opposition parties met to discuss the matter on Wednesday.

Cabinet Office Revises Faulty Survey-based Data

Cabinet Office revises faulty survey-based data

Japan's Cabinet Office has revised upward amounts of compensation for employees that had been estimated based on a faulty survey by the labor ministry.

The Cabinet Office says the revisions for fiscal 2016 and 2017 resulted in increases of about 6.3 billion dollars each.

Lawmakers Blast Labor Ministry For Faulty Surveys

Lawmakers blast labor ministry for faulty surveys

Japanese lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties have heaped criticism on the labor ministry for conducting faulty labor surveys for years.

The Lower House health and labor committee deliberated on the issue on Thursday, despite the Diet being out of session. The discussions followed the release of a report on the defective surveys by an investigation panel.