Lieff Cabraser is investigating claims by owners and lessees of 2019 Ford Ranger trucks that the published and advertised fuel economy ratings for these vehicles were fraudulent and deceptive. Ford promised consumers that the Ranger trucks were “the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickups in America” with a “best-in-class and unsurpassed EPA-estimated fuel economy rating.” As a result, consumers paid a premium for the 2019 Ford Rangers based on these misrepresentations.
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal probe into whether Ford falsely represented the fuel efficiency of the 2019 Ford Ranger truck and potentially other vehicles. Lawsuits on behalf of consumers have been filed against Ford alleging deliberate misrepresentations and miscalculations with regard to Ford’s testing practices, fuel efficiency, and overall vehicle performance. These suits seek restitution and damages on behalf of owners and lessees of all affected Ford vehicles.