False Mileage or Emissions Figures
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.