EPA Requires Ford to Correct Fuel Economy for Six Vehicle Models

wxman

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today [6/12/2014] announced that Ford Motor Company (Ford) is revising the fuel economy (mpg) estimates for six vehicle models to correct errors found in an internal Ford audit. Ford is required to correct fuel economy labels on affected vehicles within 15 days.

EPA oversaw Ford’s re-testing program and conducted independent tests to confirm the corrected results as soon as it was notified by Ford of the potential errors. Ford has agreed to implement enhanced validation tests for future vehicles under EPA oversight.

“This issue highlights the need for continued strong oversight of the fuel economy labeling program,” said Chris Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “Consumers need to trust that fuel economy window stickers are giving consumers reliable and fair estimates of real world fuel economy.”

Cars currently in dealer lots will be re-labeled with new window stickers reflecting the corrected mileage estimates. Ford will re-label four versions of the Ford Fiesta, the Hybrid and Energi versions of the Ford Fusion, the C-Max Hybrid and Energi, and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Most labels will change between 1-5 miles per gallon (mpg). The largest change is for the Lincoln MKZ hybrid whose combined city and highway fuel economy value has been reduced by 7 mpg. EPA and DOE have updated their joint fuel economy site, www.fueleconomy.gov, to reflect the corrected numbers.

http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/updates.htm
 

Max Period

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Toronto Ontario Canada
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2011 Jetta Comfortline
Revised Canadian NRCAN ratings: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/fcr-rcf/public/index-e.cfm (NRCAN does not provide combined ratings)

NRCAN L/100 km - city / highway

Fiesta (2014)
Manual - 8.6 / 6.4
Powershift - 8.5 / 6.5
SFE Manual - 7.5 / 5.5
SFE Powershift - 8.0 / 5.8

Fusion Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
5.3 / 5.7

C-Max Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
5.7 / 6.4

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
6.2 / 6.4

NRCAN MPG (USA) - city / highway

Fiesta (2014)
Manual - 27/37 (EPA: 28/36)
Powershift - 28/36 (EPA:27/37)
SFE Manual - 31/43
SFE Powershift - 29/41 (EPA: 28/38)

Fusion Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
44/41

C-Max Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
41/37 (EPA: 42/37)

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
(2013 and 2014)
38/37

Looks like Canada's NRCAN got the Fiesea non-SFE manual/powershift versions swapped up, and SFE powershift didn't seem to be updated.
 
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