False Mileage or Emissions Figures
Ford has been sued in several class actions with allegations of false fuel economy numbers, first relating to its Ranger, and then relating to its F-150. This class action widens the field by not limiting the claims to any particular model of vehicle. The complaint only specifies vehicles of model years 2017 to 2019 “that were marketed and sold with overstated fuel economy…”
A number of cases have been filed recently against Ford Motor Company triggered by its admission in its official filings that it may have reported incorrect fuel economy figures for one or more of its vehicles. This class action makes the same allegations, but with more details about the process Ford allegedly used to manipulate figures. The complaint portrays it baldly as “cheating.”
A number of recent class actions have challenged Ford’s fuel economy ratings, first for its 2019 Rangers, and then for its 2017-2019 F-150 trucks as well. This class action alleges that the fuel economy ratings for other models of Ford vehicles are inaccurate as well. The three plaintiffs in this suit lease, separately, a 2017 Ford Escape, a 2018 Ford Fusion SE, and a 2018 Ford Explorer XLT.
The complaint for this class action is one of several filed recently that accuses the Ford Motor Company of fudging the figures it used in its fuel efficiency testing. The purpose, the complaint says, was to make it look as if Ford vehicles, including the Ranger and F-150, had greater fuel efficiency than they do.
One of the plaintiffs in this case, Darren Honeycutt, bought a 2018 Ford F-150 in January 2018 for just over $45,505. Three months later, in April 2018, he traded it in for $31,230, because of its poor fuel economy. Ford has already been accused of falsifying the fuel economy of its Ranger vehicles in more than one class action. The complaint for this class action alleges that Ford also falsified the fuel economy of its F-150 trucks.
How did Ford come up with the fuel mileage figures for its 2017 to 2019 Ford Rangers? The complaint for this class action claims the company made false calculations that overstate the truck’s fuel efficiency, and that the company may have done the same thing with its F-150 line of trucks and/or other of its vehicles.
When you pay nearly $48,000 for a truck (specifically, a Ford Ranger Lariat), you expect to get the advertised characteristics, including the “best in class” fuel efficiency. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Ford Motor Company used false representations and a cheat device to fake a fuel efficiency the truck does not actually have.
This class action makes allegations an of American car maker cheating on fuel efficiency, including both mileage and emissions. It brings suit against Ford for false mileage figures in certain vehicles and suggests the possible use of a mileage cheat device.