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German Authorities Investigating Ford Mondeo Diesel

German Authorities Investigating Ford Mondeo Diesel

At the request of Germany’s transport ministry, authorities have opened an investigation into the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi. The investigation stems from allegations that Ford may have utilized some sort of illegal cheat device in the emissions testing process of the car in Europe.

This isn’t the first time Ford has been the target of diesel investigations in Europe. Previously authorities investigated the Focus and C-Max diesel models. In those cases no wrongdoing was found. Ford is insisting the same holds true with the Mondeo 2.0 TDCi.

“The KBA [the German transport authority] contacted us for the first time last week as part of its normal market surveillance program for all auto manufacturers. Last year, the same car model achieved four Ecostars in ADAC testing and, from a comparison of DUH summer and winter tests, it can be concluded that no ‘thermal operation’ was evident,” the company said in a statement.

All automakers have come under intense scrutiny in recent years as fallout from Volkswagen’s 2015 diesel emissions scandal. Investigations by multiple European governments have impacted multiple automakers, not just Ford Motor Company.

It’s unclear what the time line is for the Mondeo investigation.





 

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  1. member12






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    They are going to investigate every diesel engine at this point aren't they.




    Politicians in Europe are using the VW situation as justification to ban both diesel and gasoline powered cars from some areas. Germany also knows that VW and Mercedes are vulnerable now, so they are going to try to introduce doubt in all diesels - including perfectly legal models sold by competitors.

    In the US, expect billboard lawyers to set up class action lawsuits against every diesel maker. They don't need to actually have a reason to target them...but they will.
    2b2
    it's the German thing to do

    plus

    they might be able to cover for their crook-suits in the process
    Andrew_L
    They are going to investigate every diesel engine at this point aren't they.
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