Mitsubishi Compensating Car Buyers $480 Million on Mileage Reporting

By Jon LeSage Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will be paying a penalty of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate car buyers for manipulating fuel efficiency ratings.
The Japanese automaker has admitted to falsifying test data for 20 models, which have been minicars sold in Japan. The Japanese automaker said it used “desktop calculations” instead of running actual field tests and falsified data on the models sold from 2006 to this year, the company said in a statement Friday.
The company intentionally lowered resistance readings on some models, resulting in better fuel-economy ratings. The automaker state once again that it didn’t find any

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