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On Friday, a report emerged that Scotland’s auto-dooring business is to be investigated by a parliamentary committee following a string of complaints about its quality control.
The committee is due to examine the safety of automatic door controls that were installed on more than 1,300 vehicles in the capital city of Edinburgh.
The Scottish Parliament’s transport and roads committee has ordered an independent investigation into the issue.
The committee, which will investigate the issue under the Public Accounts Committee Act, will be chaired by SNP MP Andrew Mitchell and will also include the UK Government.
There has been a surge in complaints about auto-doors in recent months.
One of the first cars to have been affected by the problem was a Nissan LEAF which was being driven around Edinburgh in February.
A number of complaints have been made against Nissan over the last year and the company has been contacted by more than a hundred drivers.
Nissan said the number of affected vehicles is still unknown and it has received complaints from more than 700 owners in Scotland.
The automaker has also received complaints about the quality of the controls.
The Scottish Government is also considering introducing a national register of auto-deployers and a number of Scottish companies have signed up to help set up the register.
Scottish Secretary of State for Transport John Swinney said: “Automatic door controls are a common feature of modern vehicles and have helped protect pedestrians and cyclists in Scotland for many years.”
The Scottish Parliament will be asking the Government to take action to address the issues raised by the committee.
“The Scottish government has not received any complaints from owners who are affected by auto-decontamination of the doors.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has agreed to set up a pilot project to install automatic doorscrews on 1,200 new vehicles in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Glasgow West, Dundee, Rosslare, Inverness and Fife.