How Chrysler, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover also hiked car spare part prices


Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën are not the only car makers to have used the same software to increase the prices of their spare parts. Mediapart, working with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), Reuters and Belgian daily De Standaard, can reveal that 31 different car makers were approached to use the software and that at least three of them, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and Chrysler, have employed it to boost revenue. Between them these five huge automobile manufacturers have raked in an extra 2.6 billion euros from motorists around the world. Yann Philippin reports.

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The scandal involving the pricing of automobile spare parts is not confined to France. Mediapart and its journalistic partners have already revealed how, thanks to a software supplied by consultancy firm Accenture, French car makers Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën amassed 1.5 billion euros in additional revenue by artificially inflating the price of their parts by an average of 15%. Today it can be revealed that the same software was used by three other giants of the automobile industry: the Japanese firm Nissan, Britain's Jaguar Land Rover and the American Chrysler.