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Ford Is Being Sued Over Fuel Efficiency Claims

Two similar lawsuits against Ford over an allegedly “false and misleading” marketing campaign, which promised excellent fuel economy in the automaker’s C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid cars, have been consolidated in California.

The new lawsuit, with five to 10 class-action representatives, will be filed by firms McCuneWright, and Robbins, Geller, Rudman and Dowd, the Detroit News reported.

“There’s a lot of really unhappy people,” Rich McCune of McCuneWright told the Detroit News, “We’ve received hundreds of calls from the few newspaper stories that have been around.”

Both Ford hybrids have been accused of not delivering the 47 miles per gallon they promise. In December, Consumer Reports found the C-Max and Fusion hybrids it tested fell about 20 percent short of the mark.

The original lawsuit was filed in December, on behalf of Richard Pitkin of Roseville, California. Pitkin had bought a C-Max Hybrid, which Ford advertises as “America’s most fuel efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle.”

The suit alleged: These ads were false. In reality, the C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid actually achieved far fewer mpg:

Plaintiff Richard Pitkin who purchased a C-MAX Hybrid in October has not achieved 47 mpg, but rather had averaged approximately 37 mpg. Pitkin’s mileage experience was not the exception, but rather the rule.

Ford would not comment on the pending lawsuit, but defended the 47 mpg figure in a statement:

Early C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid customers praise the vehicles and report a range of fuel economy figures, including some reports above 47 mpg, reinforcing the fact that driving styles, driving conditions and other factors can cause mileage to vary.

Ford’s eco-coaching hybrid technology has even more ways – such as Brake Coach, an “Empower” gauge and other features for more efficient stopping and acceleration – to help customers achieve higher mileage.

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Ford Is Being Sued Over Fuel Efficiency Claims

Two similar lawsuits against Ford over an allegedly “false and misleading” marketing campaign, which promised excellent fuel economy in the automaker’s C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid cars, have been consolidated in California.

The new lawsuit, with five to 10 class-action representatives, will be filed by firms McCuneWright, and Robbins, Geller, Rudman and Dowd, the Detroit News reported.

“There’s a lot of really unhappy people,” Rich McCune of McCuneWright told the Detroit News, “We’ve received hundreds of calls from the few newspaper stories that have been around.”

Both Ford hybrids have been accused of not delivering the 47 miles per gallon they promise. In December, Consumer Reports found the C-Max and Fusion hybrids it tested fell about 20 percent short of the mark.

The original lawsuit was filed in December, on behalf of Richard Pitkin of Roseville, California. Pitkin had bought a C-Max Hybrid, which Ford advertises as “America’s most fuel efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle.”

The suit alleged: These ads were false. In reality, the C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid actually achieved far fewer mpg:

Plaintiff Richard Pitkin who purchased a C-MAX Hybrid in October has not achieved 47 mpg, but rather had averaged approximately 37 mpg. Pitkin’s mileage experience was not the exception, but rather the rule.

Ford would not comment on the pending lawsuit, but defended the 47 mpg figure in a statement:

Early C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid customers praise the vehicles and report a range of fuel economy figures, including some reports above 47 mpg, reinforcing the fact that driving styles, driving conditions and other factors can cause mileage to vary.

Ford’s eco-coaching hybrid technology has even more ways – such as Brake Coach, an “Empower” gauge and other features for more efficient stopping and acceleration – to help customers achieve higher mileage.

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Ford Is Being Sued Over Fuel Efficiency Claims

Two similar lawsuits against Ford over an allegedly “false and misleading” marketing campaign, which promised excellent fuel economy in the automaker’s C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid cars, have been consolidated in California.

The new lawsuit, with five to 10 class-action representatives, will be filed by firms McCuneWright, and Robbins, Geller, Rudman and Dowd, the Detroit News reported.

“There’s a lot of really unhappy people,” Rich McCune of McCuneWright told the Detroit News, “We’ve received hundreds of calls from the few newspaper stories that have been around.”

Both Ford hybrids have been accused of not delivering the 47 miles per gallon they promise. In December, Consumer Reports found the C-Max and Fusion hybrids it tested fell about 20 percent short of the mark.

The original lawsuit was filed in December, on behalf of Richard Pitkin of Roseville, California. Pitkin had bought a C-Max Hybrid, which Ford advertises as “America’s most fuel efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle.”

The suit alleged: These ads were false. In reality, the C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid actually achieved far fewer mpg:

Plaintiff Richard Pitkin who purchased a C-MAX Hybrid in October has not achieved 47 mpg, but rather had averaged approximately 37 mpg. Pitkin’s mileage experience was not the exception, but rather the rule.

Ford would not comment on the pending lawsuit, but defended the 47 mpg figure in a statement:

Early C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid customers praise the vehicles and report a range of fuel economy figures, including some reports above 47 mpg, reinforcing the fact that driving styles, driving conditions and other factors can cause mileage to vary.

Ford’s eco-coaching hybrid technology has even more ways – such as Brake Coach, an “Empower” gauge and other features for more efficient stopping and acceleration – to help customers achieve higher mileage.

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Test Timeout – Test 16

Ford Is Being Sued Over Fuel Efficiency Claims

Two similar lawsuits against Ford over an allegedly “false and misleading” marketing campaign, which promised excellent fuel economy in the automaker’s C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid cars, have been consolidated in California.

The new lawsuit, with five to 10 class-action representatives, will be filed by firms McCuneWright, and Robbins, Geller, Rudman and Dowd, the Detroit News reported.

“There’s a lot of really unhappy people,” Rich McCune of McCuneWright told the Detroit News, “We’ve received hundreds of calls from the few newspaper stories that have been around.”

Both Ford hybrids have been accused of not delivering the 47 miles per gallon they promise. In December, Consumer Reports found the C-Max and Fusion hybrids it tested fell about 20 percent short of the mark.

The original lawsuit was filed in December, on behalf of Richard Pitkin of Roseville, California. Pitkin had bought a C-Max Hybrid, which Ford advertises as “America’s most fuel efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle.”

The suit alleged: These ads were false. In reality, the C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid actually achieved far fewer mpg:

Plaintiff Richard Pitkin who purchased a C-MAX Hybrid in October has not achieved 47 mpg, but rather had averaged approximately 37 mpg. Pitkin’s mileage experience was not the exception, but rather the rule.

Ford would not comment on the pending lawsuit, but defended the 47 mpg figure in a statement:

Early C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid customers praise the vehicles and report a range of fuel economy figures, including some reports above 47 mpg, reinforcing the fact that driving styles, driving conditions and other factors can cause mileage to vary.

Ford’s eco-coaching hybrid technology has even more ways – such as Brake Coach, an “Empower” gauge and other features for more efficient stopping and acceleration – to help customers achieve higher mileage.