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More Mitsubishi models in Japan found with inflated mileage

  • FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006 file photo, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko smiles as he introduces the fully redesigned Pajero, the Japanese automaker's flagship SUV, at its headquarters in Tokyo.  The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated. The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April, 2016, it systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co.  At that time, it had said no other models were affected. But the transport ministry carried out its own tests and said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016,  that it had found other models, including the Pajero sport utility vehicle, had inflated mileage by as much as 8.8 percent, and on average 4.2 percent. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006 file photo, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko smiles as he introduces the fully redesigned Pajero, the Japanese automaker's flagship SUV, at its headquarters in Tokyo. The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated. The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April, 2016, it systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co. At that time, it had said no other models were affected. But the transport ministry carried out its own tests and said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, that it had found other models, including the Pajero sport utility vehicle, had inflated mileage by as much as 8.8 percent, and on average 4.2 percent. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman Osamu Masuko attends a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Tokyo.  The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated.  The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April,  2016, it systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co. At that time, it had said no other models were affected. But the transport ministry carried out its own tests and said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016,  that it had found other models, including the Pajero sport utility vehicle, had inflated mileage by as much as 8.8 percent, and on average 4.2 percent.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2016 file photo, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman Osamu Masuko attends a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Tokyo. The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated. The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April, 2016, it systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co. At that time, it had said no other models were affected. But the transport ministry carried out its own tests and said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, that it had found other models, including the Pajero sport utility vehicle, had inflated mileage by as much as 8.8 percent, and on average 4.2 percent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)  (The Associated Press)

The mileage scandal at Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is widening after the Japanese government ordered sales halted on eight more models after finding mileage was falsely inflated.

The Japanese automaker acknowledged in April it systematically falsified mileage data on its eK wagon and eK Space minicars, also produced for Nissan Motor Co.

The transport ministry said Tuesday it carried out tests and found other models, including the Pajero sport utility vehicle, had inflated mileage by as much as 8.8 percent, and on average 4.2 percent.

The ministry said the cruise range on the i-MiEV electric car had also been overstated.

No overseas models are affected.

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Motors is promising to compensate the more than 76,000 vehicle owners in Japan with 30,000 yen ($290) to 100,000 yen ($970) in cash.