Ford facing a class action suit over new Fusion Hybrid and C-Max fuel economy figures

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A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, insisting that the fuel economy figures of 47 miles per gallon by the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the new 2013 Ford C-Max are misleading – and this man believes that owners of these vehicles are deserving of some payment for the fake mileage claims.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2013 Ford C-Max are rated by Ford Motor Company as offering 47 miles per gallon in the city, on the highway and combined. These figures were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on the window stickers and in the official specifications of these two new vehicles but since hitting the streets a few months ago, several parties have seemingly debunked those 47mpg figures. Consumer Reports published findings that indicated that the new Fusion Hybrid and C-Max are only really capable of hitting between 37 and 39 miles per gallon in real world testing – which account for a pretty significant variation between what Ford advertises and what the vehicles are really reaching on the open road. These less-than-advertised fuel economy figures for the Fusion and C-Max have also been realized by those who own and drive these models evenly and Richard Pitkin is among those owners.
Richard Pitkin has filed a class action lawsuit with the US District Court in the Eastern District of California with the complaint that the mileage figures stated by Ford Motor Company are “fake and misleading”. The suit goes on to insist that the Motor Company used "misrepresentations and omissions” to reach those advertised fuel economy figures. Pitkin has sought the help of the California law firm McCuneWright to pursue this class action suit – the same company reliable for the ongoing class action suit against Hyundai for their fuel economy claims that have been proven to be incorrect.

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