Shareholders of embattled Nissan Motor Co. on Tuesday voiced concerns over the fraught relationship with alliance partner Renault SA, while they gave a green light to install a new governance structure to ensure oversight following the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

During a more than three-hour annual shareholders meeting in Yokohama, a number of individual stakeholders expressed distrust toward Renault, as the two automakers have clashed over differences on a proposed merger and Renault's recent attempt to tie up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

"Will you act as a director of Nissan, not as Renault's chairman?" a shareholder asked Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who doubles as a Nissan director.