Consumers who purchased or leased a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan or the C-Max Hybrid wagon.
Because the models were sold under inaccurate mile-per-gallon claims, hundreds of thousands of consumers have suffered economic losses when they purchased or leased the vehicles under false, deceptive and misleading fuel economy claims, according to allegations.
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The advertised and actual overall MPG for the Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid differs by approximately 20%, according to Consumer Reports.
On Dec. 6, 2012, Consumer Reports released the details of its testing on the Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid vehicles, finding that they have not lived up to their advertised claims.
Type of Lawsuit
Consumers who purchased a 2013 Ford C-Max or Fusion hybrid may have legal recourse in light of claims that the company issued false and misleading marketing about the fuel economy capabilities of these vehicles. It has been alleged that the vehicles, at most, would only receive 41 miles per gallon, even though the automaker advertised that the cars achieved a class-leading 47 mpg. Ford is now facing class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers who purchased the C-Max and Fusion hybrid vehicles, seeking reimbursement for the purchased price of the cars.
If you own or lease a 2013 Ford C-Max or Fusion hybrid vehicle, you may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit against Ford.
Consumer Reports: Ford Fusion, C-Max Don't Live Up to Mileage Claims
In December 2012, Consumer Reports released the results of testing on the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan and the C-Max Hybrid wagon. The Fusion Hybrid achieved 39 mpg overall, and 35 mpg and 41 mpg in city and highway conditions, respectively; the C-Max Hybrid performed similarly, achieving a 37 overall mpg, with 35 mpg and 38 mpg for city and highway. While the vehicles boasted impressive miles per gallon, these results revealed that they did not live up to their ambitious 47 mpg claims. In fact, Consumer Reports found that the difference between the actual and advertised overall MPGs of these two vehicles was the "largest discrepancy" it has seen among any current vehicle models.
Class Action Lawsuits Seek Compensation for Ford Hybrid Owners, Lessees
EPA estimates provide consumers with a way to compare and evaluate vehicles to lease or purchase. By advertising vehicles under false mileage claims, hundreds of thousands of consumers have incurred economic damage when purchasing vehicles under misleading fuel economy claims, according to a class action lawsuit against Ford.
If you have purchased a 2013 Ford C-Max or Fusion hybrid, you may be able to join other consumers in seeking compensation for your losses.