Ford settles fuel economy, payload claims for $19M

Ford Motor Company resolved accusations by 40 U.S. state attorneys general that it made false promises regarding fuel efficiency and cargo capacity of several of its cars

In a settlement filed in San Diego Superior Court, the corporation agreed to pay $19.2 million to the states and stop making deceptive promotional claims.

Attorneys general argued Ford deceived customers regarding 2013-2014 C-Max hybrids and 2011-2014 Super Duty pickups.

Attorney generals stated the firm misrepresented how far C-Max hybrids could go on a tank of petrol and their real-world fuel efficiency.

Ford said it was delighted the probe was concluded without a court finding of unlawful behaviour and denied breaching federal or state laws.

The corporation cooperated with the states to settle their concerns and minimise extra investigation and litigation expenditures.

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