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Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting

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Increasingly, Ford consumers are filing complaints with attorneys, claiming their vehicle doesn’t get the mileage they bargained for, and that Ford isn’t listening.

Santa Clara, CAMany drivers of America’s top-selling vehicle, the 2018 or 2019 Ford F-150 pickup, could be spending an extra $2,000 in fuel. Now they are accusing Ford Motor Co. of falsifying fuel-economy tests, and looking at a Ford class action lawsuit for anyone who bought or leased a 2019 Ford Ranger--and likely more models and model-year vehicles affected as testing continues.

“I’ve been complaining my Ford dealer about its false fuel economy claims since the third day of purchase,” says Dave. “I brought my new F150 V6 in more frequently for service and mileage usage kept increasing. Both the dealer and Ford have used every trick in the book to buy time and burn my fire.”

Linda says she purchased her 2016 Ford Edge brand new and was told the mileage would be between 21 and 25 mph. “It never got above 18 even with a tail breeze going downhill. Even driving around town my gas would be between $60 and $100 weekly,” she says. “This vehicle has the worst fuel economy – and I’ve bought plenty of new cars in the 50 years that I’ve been driving. But this is my last Ford. Ever.”

Did Ford Deliberately Deceive Fuel Economy Ratings?



Some transportation experts believe that Ford has deliberately deceived consumers and overstated vehicle miles per gallon because they know how much fuel economy matters to their customers—fuel isn’t cheap. So they advertise the vehicles as “Best in Class” for fuel economy, beat competition, obtain more credits for Ford under environmental regulations, and of course all this attracts more customers.

Ford Fuel Class Action Lawsuit



A U.S. Ford class action lawsuit seeks to recover damages related to fuel economy falsifications of affected Ford F-150 trucks, and it also seeks punitive damages under certain laws for Ford’s alleged knowledge of its misrepresented fuel economy prior to sale of the trucks. The complaint names 65 total accusations against Ford, including:

• fraudulent concealment,
• negligent misrepresentation,
• deceptive trade practices,
• unjust enrichment,
• fraud,
• breach of warranty,
• false advertising
• violation of dozens of state consumer-protection laws.

A proposed class action has also been filed in Toronto against Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and Ford Motor Company alleging that Ford misrepresented the fuel economy and emissions on certain Ford vehicles. According to the press release, Ford's alleged conduct breached federal and provincial consumer protection legislation and other Canadian laws and regulations.

The complaint’s allegations stem from Ford’s announcement in 2018 that some of the company’s employees were concerned regarding the analytical modeling that is part of Ford's fuel economy and emissions compliance process. Ford reported the issue to US regulatory authorities and a criminal investigation is underway by the US Department of Justice.

The Canadian complaint alleges that Ford misrepresented the fuel economy testing on the Ford F-150 (model years 2018-2019) and the 2019 Ford Ranger, which resulted in these vehicles showing fuel economy and emissions rating superior to those vehicles' actual fuel economy and emissions on the road. Further, the affected vehicles allegedly use about 10-15 percent more fuel than represented by Ford, resulting in more cost to operate over their lifetime and emit more pollutants into the environment.

“In May 2019, I purchased a 2017 Ford Focus solely on the premises that the fuel economy was true,” says Diane. “I now feel as though I was deceived by Ford and CarMax Inc., who should have been aware and truthful on the car’s EPA rating. I got nowhere complaining to Ford, and my Ford dealer just advised me to file a complaint with the Consumer Department. I don’t think this issue is ever going to get resolved so my only recourse is to join a class action fuel economy lawsuit.”

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READER COMMENTS

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I purchased a 2018 F-150 supercab with the 2.7 EcoBoost in March. I've never been happy with the fuel economy. After 11,000 miles, I'm averaging 17 miles a gallon and that includes highway mileage. I felt my previous truck, which was a 2015 F-150 with the 3.5 V-6, was far more economical. With my current truck, I'm just not getting as many miles out of a full tank as I expected.

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This is not about Ford, but a problem with SUBARU OUTBACK. There has been a recall on the fuel sensor in the 2018 outback, However previous to the recall our new outback with less than 300 miles and less than one month old, ran out of fuel while stopping for a red light. It put us in an unsafe situation.. While trying to get the car to a safe spot, people tried helping us by pushing the Outback while my husband steered the car (outside the drivers side door) when the car started to speed up and pushed him down under the car; resulting in the cars drivers side rear tire running over his legs. The fuel gauge display read that it had 40 mores to go until the fuel was empty. When I called my dealer at the scene of the accident, the dealership said they were aware of the problem; they said they would send a tow truck to bring it to the dealership and DO NOT put gas in the car. Subaru knew about the problem but did not let the public know about this serious problem.. Could you contact me about a possible class action lawsuit??? Thank you 702-319-xxx

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This is not just with the new Fords,this is also with the older vehicles too. This is taking place with their 2012 Ford Focus as well. This is why we start buying their cars. When they didn't take a bail out, DOJ was not looking into their cars even with all the recalls that are getting people nearly killed. Their issue with doors opening on freeways, their cars stopping on freeway,due to Americans paying for a automatic car, but received a car mixed with clutch having major issues, leakage in cars etc.now, they are trying to sneak in a recall on this milea thing with the 2012 focus knowing these problems were there all the time.

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