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Ford changes fuel consumption ratings on popular models, will compensate owners

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Ford has changed fuel consumption ratings on the Fiesta, C-Max hybrid, Fusion hybrid, MKZ hybrid, C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi, and will compensate lease and purchase customers with goodwill payments in Canada ranging from $125 to $925, the company announced on Thursday. See the chart below for specific payments, according to model.

Both 2013- and 2014-model year vehicles are affected.

In a media release, the company stated that internal testing caught the errors, and it subsequently worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to re-test its full lineup of vehicles. An estimated 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada are affected.

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Ford's Canadian Fuel Consumption Label Ratings and Goodwill Payments*

Model YearVehiclePowertrainRevised Fuel Consumption City/Hwy/Combined Previous Fuel Consumption City/Hwy/Combined Lease CustomersPurchase Customers
2014Fiesta1.0L GTDI M/T6.3 / 4.5 / 5.5 L/100 km6.2 / 4.3 / 5.3 L/100 km$250$375
Fiesta1.6L A/T7.3 / 5.4 / 6.57.0 / 5.0 / 6.1 $475$725
Fiesta1.6L M/T7.4 / 5.3 / 6.57.4 / 5.2 / 6.4$125$175
Fiesta1.6L GTDI M/T7.7 / 5.7 / 6.8 7.8 / 5.6 / 6.8Combined not affectedCombined not affected
2013-14C-MAXHybrid4.5**  / 5.3 / 4.94.2 / 4.9 / 4.5$475$725
FusionHybrid4.3 / 4.7 / 4.5 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.0$600$925
MKZHybrid5.1 / 5.3 / 5.2 4.2 / 4.3 / 4.2$1,200$1,800
Model YearVehiclePowertrainRevisedPrevious Lease CustomersPurchase
Combined for (Gas or Le†)/ RangeCombined for (Gas or Le†)/ RangeCustomers
2013-14C-MAX EnergiPlug-in Hybrid5.0 L/100 km or 2.2 Le†; 40 km range4.5 L/100 km or 1.9 Le†; 43 km range$600$925
Fusion EnergiPlug-in Hybrid5.0 L/100 km or 2.2 Le†; 40km range4.5 L/100 km or 1.9 Le†; 43 km range$600$925
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