The former Nissan CEO and chairman called the fraud charges against him "baseless" and accused Japanese prosecutors of threatening his family.
"I have not fled justice – I have escaped injustice and political persecution," Ghosn said in a written statement Tuesday.
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The car manufacturer said a brake fluid leak may cause vehicles to catch fire.
"Renault has been weakened, which makes it all the more necessary to act quickly," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.
Nissan workers earn $25 per hour, thanks to productivity gains, not monopoly power.
Despite the president-elect's tweet threatening Toyota, any tariffs would likely hit Nissan much more.
Japan has issued a series of recommendations for Brexit negotiations in a strongly worded memo.
Another tightening of EPA standards this year could trip up automakers.
Anonymous has been targeting Japanese and Icelandic websites over whaling.
Recalls have already been issued for 17 million vehicles at the regional level.