There's still a good look for the Ford Motor Company that appears. Having recently announced three recalling security that included defective transfers, defective door cracks and digital exhibitions that do not show anything, Ford recently announced that he was investigating the fuel economy and emission tests in the United States.
According to Kim Pettel, vice president of the Group for Sustainability, Environmental and Security Engineering at Ford, a handful of employees raised concerns about the analytical model that the company used for their complaints compliance process fuel and leakage. Based on some employee statements, there may be some inaccuracies on some of the figures listed.
As a result, Ford has employed an external company to conduct an investigation that will check if the vehicle road specifications used in testing fuel certification and fuel economy are accurate. In addition, the automaker also employs an independent laboratory to carry out further tests, especially on the coastal tests for a fuel economy.
"In Ford, we believe that trust in our brand is earned by acting completely and transparently. As part of this, we have a process to look at how we perform and behave in our broad company and complex, "added Pettel.
Ford says that the continuous investigation does not include any type of defeat devices on any of their vehicles. In addition, Ford also mentioned that there have been no reports yet whether this issue will affect the company's fuel economy rates and emission certifications. They have also shared the potential concerns of this investigation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
So far, Ford has not yet identified which models are part of the investigation. However, they said they will start with the 2019 Ranger built in the United States. Further vehicles / models could also be investigated in the near future.