Ford has already submitted a new Ranger emission test plan, but it still needs to be approved by regulators. Other vehicles are likely to follow, but we do not know which specific ones are at this time. Ford is still likely to face tough financial penalties for emissions. "When people don't play the rules and they create more pollution … we'll catch them, we'll hold them accountable," said EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Unlike Volkswagen, we can confirm that no so-called lost devices are involved in this situation, but rather the method by which the automaker tests new vehicle emissions. This method, at least according to whistleblowers, gives inaccurate results.