WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Wednesday Canadian officials have opened a preliminary investigation into the automaker’s emissions certification process.
Ford said Environment and Climate Change Canada has opened a probe into the matter after the automaker disclosed early last year that the U.S. Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation into the issue. In February 2019, Ford disclosed an issue with emissions to the Environmental Protection Agency and California regulators. Ford hired an outside law firm and experts to investigate its vehicle fuel economy and testing procedures after employees raised concerns about analytical modeling that is part of its fuel economy and emissions compliance process. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)