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After Volkswagen, American auto giant Ford is also involved

Another car company exposed negative news of exhaust emissions. Ford reported to regulators that there may be “potential concerns” about its emissions testing.
On Thursday, February 21, Ford mentioned that it reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board this week, and has hired external experts to investigate fuel economy and emissions testing procedures.
However, Ford has not found a cheating device similar to that used by the public in the diesel vehicle emission scandal. Ford said it is considering changing the measurement method to be consistent with regulatory requirements.
After the news was released, Ford's share price continued to fall, closing down 2.57%, and fell further after the close.
Ford Vice President Kim Pittle said in a statement that some Ford employees reported potential concerns in September last year, fearing that fuel economy testing was flawed.
Ford plans to work with regulators and independent laboratories to complete an audit of emissions and fuel economy. The first model to be reviewed was the 2019 pickup Ranger, and other models were also being tested.
The US Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that Ford disclosed the potential problem to the agency on Monday and reported the preliminary findings on the following day. Spokesperson Michael Abboud said that the current investigation on Ford is still in progress, and the information is too small to draw any conclusions.
The “emission door” of the car company began with the public. In September 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency alleged that some of Volkswagen's diesel vehicles were equipped with a cheat software for exhaust emissions testing, which automatically adjusted parameters to pass the test.
Other car companies have also been involved in the "discharge gate." In January, Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay a $800 million fine, and the company was accused of installing emissions test cheats in more than 100,000 diesel vehicles. Last July, Nissan also admitted that there were exhaust emissions and fuel consumption data fraud.
Ford has also exposed fuel economy problems. In 2014, Ford lowered the fuel economy label value for some models, as consumers and industry experts accused the fuel economy of a virtual phenomenon. At the time, Ford also provided compensation to consumers.