Mitsubishi to Pay $480 Million to Customers

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onJune 17th, 2016

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Although not a small sum at $480 million in comparison to Volkswagens multi-billion-dollar fiasco, Mitsubishi’s wallet is still going to take a hit as they prepare a compensation package for owners who have been affected by the company’s fuel economy data rigging. So far, the compensation and data rigging seems to be limited to customers in Japan only, but only time will tell if that is true.

Japan’s transportation ministry will be reviewing and approving Mitsubishi’s testing parameters to ensure compliance moving forward which should be completed by the end of June. The data rigging impacted a total of 20 vehicle models in Mitsubishi’s Japanese lineup. The company only revealed 13 vehicles were impacted in the past and that was caught by the ministry as well.

The customer compensation program will allot each impacted owner with $1000 in compensation.



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