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Auto sales in the country last month fell 1.7 percent from a year earlier, to 372,470 units, dragged down by Nissan Motor Co.’s inspection scandal, industry data showed Wednesday.

The country’s second-largest carmaker by volume suffered a 43.0 percent drop in sales of all types of cars, to 22,049 vehicles, following the revelation in late September that its vehicles had been inspected by uncertified workers.

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