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Mitsubishi admits falsifying fuel economy tests

Mitsubishi has admitted falsifying fuel economy data for more than 600,000 vehicles.

The inaccurate tests involved both Mitsubishi and Nissan cars sold in Japan. So far there’s no evidence that any models sold in Europe are affected.

Mitsubishi’s president Tetsuro Aikawa said during a press conference in Tokyo:

‘The wrongdoing was intentional. It is clear the falsification was done to make the mileage look better. But why they would resort to fraud to do this is still unclear.’

The car maker said that tyre pressure figures had been falsified by employees to alter mileage rates.

Our executive director Richard Lloyd comments on Mitsubishi’s admission:

‘People must be able to trust both car fuel efficiency and emissions claims, so after the VW scandal this news will raise more questions for consumers.'

We’re calling on the government to get to the bottom of these claims, quickly introduce new tests and to ensure that customers are getting compensation where appropriate.

If you back our calls, then please sign our petition for fuel claims you can trust.


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