Ford Under Criminal Investigation Over Emissions
It’s been revealed that Ford is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over its emissions certification process. However, Ford has said defeat devices are not involved but obviously they “cannot predict the outcome” of the case.
Back in February, Ford said that it had begun an internal investigation into whether its vehicles have worse gas mileage and emit more pollutants than car, truck and SUV labels actually reveal, going back to 2017 models after an anonymous employee reporting system at Ford raised the issue in September 2018.
Ford isn’t alone when it comes to facing federal criminal investigation related to emissions. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged diesel emissions cheating while Volkswagen infamously settled an emissions cheating case with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $14.7 billion in civil penalties and about $3 billion in criminal fines.