Ford is paying $91 million to 40 states and the District of Columbia for deceptions about fuel economy and payload on the 2013-14 C-Max and 2011-14 Super Duty, respectively.
In 2013, Ford dropped its official C-Max gas mileage by 7 mpg and sent $550 to owners to compensate them for the extra fuel use. They do not seem to have compensated owners for the payload falsehoods.
Ford reportedly left out the spare, jack, radio, and center console in its pickups to advertise a “best in class” payload which owners could not actually buy.
The states sued Ford for false advertising, and Ford has just settled the case without admitting any of the states’ claims. (Via Automotive News)