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article imageFord pays owners for overstating MPG

By Ryan Hite     Jun 14, 2014 in Technology
Detroit - Ford said it recently discovered an error in their calculation used to determine fuel efficiency. That meant to them that the gas mileage was less than advertised, usually by between one and five miles per gallon.
The vehicles are the 2014 Ford Fiesta hybrid cars, and the 2013 and 2014 models of the C-MAX hybrid car and many of the Energi brands, in addition to the MKZ hybrid. All are small sedans in body type. The company reviewed all of their models and said that no other revisions are expected.
Ford released compensation amounts for owners ranging from $125 to $1,050.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally apologized and said that the company "is absolutely committed to delivering top fuel economy and accurate information."
Vehicles awaiting sale at the dealerships will be relabeled soon, the company also stated.
This is the company's second downward mileage revision for the C-MAX model. In August, it adjusted the figure down by 7 miles per gallon, further lessening the appeal for the gas conscious.
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