Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mitsubishi Motors Says False Mileage Tests Done since 1991

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mitsubishi Motors Says False Mileage Tests Done since 1991

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TOKYO * Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker that acknowledged last week that it had intentionally lied about fuel economy data for some models, said an internal investigation found such tampering dated to 1991.

The company also was told by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it must do additional testing to verify gas mileage on the models it sells in the country.

President Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters Tuesday the probe was ongoing, suggesting that more irregularities might be found.

"We don't know the whole picture and we are in the process of trying to determine that," he said at a news conference at the transport ministry. "I feel a great responsibility."

Late Tuesday, the EPA said it has told Mitsubishi to do more real world tests for all models it sells in the country. …

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