I talked about Ford’s recall trouble a couple of days ago. Now it seems like Ford may be in hot water with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Highlights from the story on FoxNews.com:
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing claims that Ford’s latest hybrids aren’t living up to their fuel economy ratings, The Detroit News reports.
The official move comes after several automotive media outlets found the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid failed to live up to their 47 mpg ratings in real world testing.
A Ford spokesperson tells FoxNews.com that the company is “aware of the EPA’s comments” that it will review the Consumer Reports findings and says Ford will “fully cooperate” if it becomes involved. He adds that “early C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid customers praise the vehicles and report a range of fuel economy figures, including some reports above 47 mpg. This reinforces the fact that driving styles, driving conditions, and other factors can cause mileage to vary.”
We will, of course, continue to follow this story.