Ford to Correct False Gas Mileage

    Ford Fusions roll off the line at a news conference to announce the beginning of Ford Fusion production in the United States, at the assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan August 29, 2013.  Ford last year said it was hiring 1,400 workers to build the Fusion, which was previously built in Mexico.  REUTERS/James Fassinger  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT EMPLOYMENT) - RTX130I7

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    Move over General Motors, Ford wants in on the scandal action. On Thursday, Ford announced it was lowering fuel economy ratings for six of its cars, mostly hybrids, after being given 15 days by the Environmental Protection Agency to correct the record. The auto company will offer to reimburse about 215,000 customers. The models affected are the 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013-2014 Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, C-Max, and plug-in hybrids Fusion, and C-Max Energi. Most of the cars will see a drop of 1 to 5 miles per gallon. This is the second time in a year that Ford has had to lower mileage figures, which is surprising given it has touted itself as a leader in fuel economy.

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