US Opens Ford Emissions Probe
April 29, 2019—The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Company’s emissions certification process in the United States, the automaker disclosed on Friday, according to Reuters.
Ford said in a statement the Justice Department had notified it earlier this month of the criminal investigation, which made the automaker the latest to come under scrutiny for adherence to emissions standards by U.S. officials.
Ford has held meetings with the California Air Resources Board and EPA officials and turned over documents related to its review, a person briefed on the matter said. The No. 2 U.S. automaker has also submitted a testing plan that has been approved by regulators, the person said. The first vehicle Ford is evaluating is the 2019 Ranger pickup.