After admitting it fudged gas mileage data for the past Twenty five years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that it is U.S. vehicles are A-OK.
The automaker statements it conducted an interior audit on automobiles from model 12 months 2013 to present as well as contrasted that information with figures it had previously listed in the EPA. The final outcome? The information’s good.
“After a thorough review of all 2013MY C 2017MY vehicles bought from the United States, we have established that none of those vehicles are affected,” the actual automaker said inside a statement. “Our results confirm that fuel economy testing data for these U.S. market vehicles is accurate as well as complies with established Environmental protection agency procedures.”
Mitsubishi is in a good Olympic-sized swimming pool of hot water in its home country after admitting to overstating gas mileage figures upon domestic models because 1991. The data submitted to the Japanese government was based on American-style screening, rather than the city-heavy Japanese cycle.
The American test involves coasting to a stop through 80 miles per hour?to measure the amount of drag applied by the vehicle’s body and components.
On Tuesday, the EPA demanded new test data from Mitsubishi after its U.S. automobiles became suspect. The actual automaker gets an “A” for promptness, turning in it’s papers a day following the request.
Mitsubishi could face steep fines within Japan, and has already seen its market price drop by half. It recently set up a committee of outside experts to research the scandal.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Management has previously asked for information from the automaker.