UPDATED: 11/17/17 2:39 pm ET - adds details, corrected

Jay Amestoy, retired head of PR for Mazda, dies after lengthy illness

Jay Amestoy, who spent more than two decades at the public relations helm at Mazda North America and previously worked in public relations for Volkswagen Group of America, died late Thursday. He was 69.

Nissan cites staff shortage for improper plant tests

Nissan blamed a lack of trained staff for improper inspections at Japan factories and will increase the number of inspectors to improve compliance.

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