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Ford denies using emissions cheat device in Mondeo 2.0 TCDi model
Ford has pledged to cooperate with Germany's KBA vehicle certification authority about its Mondeo 2.0 TCDi model after Germany's WirtschaftsWoche magazine recently revealed that the model was being inspected at the request of the transport ministry for the possible use of cheating devices.
WirtschaftsWoche claimed the inspections were prompted by emissions test data that could indicate the use of such devices.
However, in an emailed statement, Ford said that all its vehicles and engines complied with current emissions guidelines and did not contain illegal software devices.
WirtschaftsWoche quoted Ford Germany chief Gunnar Herrmann as denying any wrongdoing.
"No illegal shut-off devices were used in our diesel exhaust after-treatment systems"
He added that the company had "neither cheated, nor used tricks".