Porsche, BMW, Nissan admit to fabricating emissions documents
The officials said the three brands will follow Ministry of Environment guidelines to correct the emissions data and re-file applications for state certification.
The admissions came a day after the environment ministry revoked state certificates for 10 Nissan, BMW and Porsche vehicles.
The ministry also imposed a combined 7.17 billion won ($6 million) fine on the three companies after discovering defects in their emissions-related certification documents.
Carmakers, both Korean and non-Korean, must get certification from the National Institute of Environmental Research, affiliated with the environment ministry. The certificates prove that vehicles meet government-set standards for emissions, noise and other environment-related criteria. ■