Ford Mondeo Diesel Investigated By German Authorities For Possible Use Of Cheating Devices

Germany’s Transport Ministry has ordered the country’s authorities to investigate the Ford Mondeo for alleged use of illegal emissions cheating software.

The probe, which was reported by WiWo, according to AutoNews, includes vehicles powered by the 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine, whose emissions test data apparently indicated “the use of such devices”.

Tests are currently being conducted, by an unnamed institute, and Ford is cooperating with the local authorities, while dismissing the use of a cheating device, saying that their cars and engines, including the 2.0-liter TDCi, comply with the current emissions guidelines.

“No illegal shut-off devices were used in our diesel exhaust after-treatment systems”, Ford Germany’s chief, Gunnar Herrmann, commented, adding that the company had “neither cheated, nor used tricks”.

The German Transport Ministry also looked into the Focus and C-Max models over similar suspicions, but nothing illegal was found. Moreover, other car manufacturers, such as BMW, Daimler, FCA, and Opel had been investigated by the country’s authorities, in addition to the Volkswagen Group, whose diesel-powered vehicles were found to be using cheating emissions software, almost two years ago.

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  • Rocket

    Thanks for the shitstorm, VW!

    • OdysseyTag

      For dropping the ball and making diesels a cause for concern?

  • xDRAN0x

    Sue me so I’ll sue you – germansz

  • Bill Nguyen

    So now they want to save face by going after other countries’ car companies!

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Germany’s Transport Ministry has ordered the country’s authorities to investigate the Ford Mondeo for alleged use of illegal emissions cheating software.

    The probe, which was reported by WiWo, according to AutoNews, includes vehicles powered by the 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine,..

    Personally, I think they don’t know which car to investigate.

  • notthistimecobber

    Pfft! Buyers don’t care about all this! Look what happened to VW after the scandal broke – they had record sales, overtook Toyota group and became global most popular manufacturer!!

    • brn

      Funny how that works.

  • gary4205

    If seemingly everyone had to cheat to make the standards, could it be the standards are completely unrealistic?

    Maybe the GOVERNMENTS need to be sued instead.

  • cat

    No volkswagen you are alone in the diesel scandal ! !!!

  • psiqtas

    VW execs just can’t get rod of dieselgate worm form their A$$…?