Ford's new midsize pickup boasts a long list of features, 7,500-pound towing capacity and up to 26 mpg on the highway. Detroit Free Press


A criminal investigation launched by theU.S.Department of Justice into whether Ford vehicles have worse gas mileage and emit more pollutants than car, truck and SUV labels actually reveal, is still open and ongoing after 14 months.

This week, Jennifer Flake, executive director of Ford global markets, operations and product communications, confirmed the case remains unresolved.

“The investigation continues, and we are cooperating," she said.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, declined to comment.

An anonymous employee reporting system at Ford raised the issue in September 2018, @phoebesaid. Read more on Ford and sign up for our autos newsletter.

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