Ford hit with lawsuit over C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid fuel-economy claims

While the Ford C-MAX Hybrid may be the fastest selling hybrid ever at launch, FoMoCo is facing a federal lawsuit that contends the C-MAX and Fusion hybrids false fuel-economy claims.

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Ford says that the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid and the Fusion Hybrid are rated at 47/47 mpg (city/highway) and 47 mpg combined. The lawsuit seeking class-action status, was filed on Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California, says Ford’s marketing campaign highlighting the vehicles’ fuel economy is “false and misleading.”

“We are aware of the matter but cannot discuss pending litigation,” a Ford spokesman said.

The suit follows Consumer Reports findings that the C-MAX Hybrid’s real-world mileage is 37 mpg and the Ford Fusion Hybrid comes up 8 mpg short at 39 mpg.

Ford recently said that it is talking to the EPA as it reviews Consumer Reports claims on the new Ford models.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews


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