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Mitsubishi admits it may have faked mileage tests for 625,000 vehicles

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by S'toon, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Full story at:
    Mitsubishi workers intentionally falsified fuel mileage tests, automaker admits
     
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  3. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Other reports say 5 - 10% over-estimate.
    Mitsu will pay to play, but I am more annoyed by the company decision to blame employees rather than take corporate responsibility.

    Actually, this story reminded me that I stopped buying Mitsu two decades ago after I learned that the corporation had been selling rebadged Hyundais without disclosure. Sounds like their senior management still stinks.
     
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    No news is good news. Unfortunately for Mitsubishi, there is news:
    Mitsubishi: We've been cheating on fuel tests for 25 years

    Paraphrasing: "The engineers submitted fuel consumption data based on calculation rather than real-world testing, which is required by the transport ministry's regulations."

    That's the most important takeaway from this video for me. Everyone dupes their testing, however submitting completely fictional numbers is a different deal. "Completely fictional" in that I assume they have used very favourable conditions for their calculations.
     
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    Could they all be at it?
     

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