Ford under criminal investigation for emissions testing problems

Ford Motor Company admitted in a financial filing on Friday that it’s under investigation by the US Department of Justice over its internal emissions testing practices. The investigation is still in the “preliminary stages,” according to the automaker.
Notably, Ford says the investigation has nothing to do with the use of “defeat devices,” or software meant to deceive regulators, which was the issue at the center of Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal.
Ford announced its own investigation into the issue in February
Ford announced in February that it had launched an investigation into its own emissions testing practices after employees raised red flags over potential consistency problems. Those employees discovered Ford may have been…

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