Forty One AGs Worked Together to Stop Ford From Misrepresenting Fuel Economy

A coalition of 41 attorneys general settled with Ford Motor Company for violating state consumer protection laws by misleading customers about model year (MY) 2013-2014 C-Max hybrids and 2011-2014 Super Duty trucks. A multistate investigation revealed that Ford made false claims about the fuel economy of MY 2013-2014 hybrids by misrepresenting factors like the distance that riders could drive on one tank of gas or how the cars outperformed in comparison to the rest of the hybrid market. The group also found that the maximum amount of weight the Super Duty trucks could safely carry was calculated unrealistically and ultimately misleading. The settlement is set to require Ford to pay $19.2 million to the signed states and comply with terms that will prohibit the company from repeating the same actions.