FILE PHOTO: Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded documents related to the transmission used in about 2 million of Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) Fiesta and Focus vehicles sold throughout this decade, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper obtained a subpoena issued in April in Case No. 126 before a District of Columbia grand jury requesting “all documents, communications and electronically stored information” relating to the company’s actions involving the DPS6 PowerShift transmission dating back to 2010, the report said. [bit.ly/33n2vSp]
A Ford spokesman told Reuters that it has cooperated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as to DPS6-related issues beginning in 2014.
The automaker has taken a number of actions to enhance transmission performance, including extending warranties for customers from between five years/60,000 miles and seven years/100,000 miles, the spokesman added.
Reporting by Dominic Roshan K.L. in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber