Ford has misrepresented or miscalculated road-testing data in order to report that the 2019 Ford Ranger was more fuel efficient than it actually was. Ford used these faulty calculations to market the 2019 Ranger truck to consumers and then took no action to alert consumers that they were not given what they were promised in fuel economy or emissions. You may have a claim against Ford if you have purchased or leased a 2019 Ford Ranger. Contact FDAzar Immediately at 1-855-420-5606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Free Consultation.
2019 Ranger MPG Investigation
Ford Motors employees have reported that the Company’s computer models and calculations used for testing fuel economy and emissions certifications are flawed. Ford stated that it had identified the problems in the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck and has been investigating the issues.
In order to sell more trucks to consumers, Ford had marketed the 2019 Ranger as the “most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in America.” These claims of fuel efficiency and low emissions have been challenged by both U.S. regulators and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) made the following statement: “We take the potential issues seriously and are following up with the company to fully understand the circumstances behind this disclosure.”
The DOJ also opened its own investigation into Ford’s emissions certification process. The criminal investigation will focus on whether Ford attempted to skirt the emissions standards by sending incorrect vehicle mileage and emissions data to regulators.
Automakers’ History of Misleading Emissions and Fuel Economy Claims
This is not the first time consumers have been misled by automakers into believing that they were purchasing a low emission and fuel efficient vehicle.
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