Ford Being Sued Over C-Max Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid MPG Claims

A pair of California law firms are consolidating lawsuits against Ford, alleging that the American automaker has falsely marketed its MPG claims for its C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid vehicles.

Redlands-based McCuneWright, who previously filed lawsuits against Hyundai for fuel efficiency claims, is consolidating with a similar lawsuit filed by San Diego-based Robbins, Geller, Rudman and Dowd.

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The new filing will have between five and 10 class-action representatives, owners of Ford hybrid vehicles that state their not achieving the fuel efficiency figures being advertised by the automaker. According to Rich McCune at McCuneWright, there are hundreds of owners from across the country experiencing the same dilemma.

Recently, Consumer Reports put the C-Max Hybrid to the test, getting 37 mpg overall, which was 10 mpg short than what’s advertised. The Fusion Hybrid got 39 mpg overall, 8 mpg short than the advertised 47 mpg. In AutoGuide testing we achieved 39 mpg average.

[Source: Detroit News]

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