Mitsubishi Admits to Falsifying Fuel Economy Data

Mitsubishi has admitted to falsifying fuel economy data for cars it manufactured.

Mitsubishi, Fuel EconomyThe cars that had their data falsified by Mitsubishi include its own eK Wagon and eK Space, as well Dayz and Dayz Roox cars made for Nissan Motor Co Ltd (ADR)’s (NSANY). Workers intentionally used false tire pressure data to make mileage on these cars appear better than it was.

The discovery was made during a probe following inconsistent data noticed by Nissan. Mitsubishi has stopped selling the affected cars and is creating an outside panel to handle the matter. It’s also considering options for customers that already own the affected cars, reports the Associated Press.

Mitsubishi said that the method used to falsify fuel economy data for the four car models mentioned above resulted in differences ranging from 5% to 10%. It’s still investigating to see if the method was used on cars sold outside of Japan.

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