TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — Ford Motor Company has refunded over 300 Kansas customers as part of a nationwide settlement over claims Ford falsely advertised the fuel economy of certain vehicles.
The refunds are part of a $19.2 million settlement with Ford over the marketing of its 2013 and 2014 C-Max hybrids and the payload capacity of the Super Duty trucks from 2011 to 2014.
More than 300 customers have received a total of $167,175. Additionally, Kansas will receive $283,546.98 to provide consumer protection enforcement and education.
A nationwide investigation found that Ford made misleading representations about the vehicles, including the distance that could be driven on a tank of fuel, comparison to other hybrids on the market, or omitting certain factors that accounted for vehicle weight that would affect fuel mileage.
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