LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the national law firm of Baron & Budd announced an investigation of vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company concerning falsified fuel economy ratings for the 2019 Ford Ranger truck.
On April 26, 2019, a criminal investigation was launched by the Department of Justice into Ford’s emission certification process. According to news reports, “Ford has said that its own employees raised concerns about its emissions certification testing, the results of which also are used to calculate a vehicle’s EPA gas mileage ratings.”
Baron & Budd is now investigating whether Ford used the claims of fuel efficiency to sell its vehicles, and whether Ford deceived consumers by misrepresenting the factors used in its vehicle certification testing to get better results. While the alleged cheating would be great for Ford’s profits, it could depreciate the value of the vehicle creating a bigger loss for the consumer.
“Lying to consumers for more profit is never acceptable,” said Baron & Budd partner, Roland Tellis. “We are investigating this claim in an effort to keep holding automakers accountable for defrauding consumers and to promote more ethical behavior.”
Baron & Budd has a dedicated history of protecting the rights of people in the arena of auto safety. The law firm represented vehicle owners in the Volkswagen emission fraud lawsuit, which resulted in a class action settlement of approximately $14 billion. Baron & Budd also helped secured a $1.5 billion class action settlement in the Takata Airbag Litigation.
If you bought or leased a 2019 model year Ford Ranger vehicle, you may qualify to take legal action. Please call the national law firm of Baron & Budd at 1-800-222-2766 to learn more.
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