Mitsubishi fell under suspicion with its diesel enginesJanuary 21, 2020
Mitsubishi is being checked by German prosecutors on suspicion of using illegal devices installed in diesel engines.
Authorities are examining 1.6-liter and 2.2-liter 4-cylinder Mitsubishi Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel engines and asking drivers who have purchased cars with engines since 2014 to contact the police. Police and prosecutors checked 10 sites across Germany on Tuesday.
A survey of the premises was conducted in Frankfurt, Hanover and Regensburg in Germany as part of the investigation, the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said. A Mitsubishi representative in Germany confirmed that an investigation was ongoing, but did not provide any details.
A spokesman for Mitsubishi Europe was not involved in the development or production of the company’s automobiles, said a spokesman for Automobilwoche, a subsidiary of Automotive News Europe.
According to the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, officials are investigating an employee of an international car manufacturer for fraud, as well as a division of an international automobile dealer company and two car suppliers as part of the investigation.
The auto industry has been shocked by allegations that diesel engines use emission testing software. The scandal began almost five years ago when US regulators said they were investigating Volkswagen on this issue. Since then, research has grown all over the world.
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