Q: I bought a new ford Mustang Machi full electric car, the sticker said in a fullcharge 211 i am getting 145 . brand new
iwent back to the dealer after 1 week it was 179 miles full charge and they told me because its new it should catch up and then went back the week after and it was 170 miles full charge and the car had 400 miles at the time, they said you have to drive at least 1200 miles for the car to adjust, i texted the sales person and the finance manager / owners daughter she said the car could only give 211 for people who drive no freeway and slowly to a grocery store or similiar, i went back again and the sales manager start resting my miles and made me drive in the slower option of the car and another option called 1 padle drive which is so annoying to drive with but still after 2 month now and 2000 miles full charge is 145 miles and they told me to charge only %80 so around 125 miles now and the battery low alaram go at 50 so i only get 75 miles per charge which is a joke . i need to return my car
I think a lot of lemon law attorneys would consider taking this case.
To me, your life is much simpler if you SELL the vehicle now, since it is likely worth
as much or more than what you paid for it and then just buy a different one.
Either way, I hope it works out for you.
If the vehicle is not defective (i.e. a lemon) yet it is not performing as it is advertised to perform, that could give rise false advertising claims. Your basic description of the facts doesn't provide enough information to know one way or the other. You could have a problem if your only basis for assessing the vehicle's fuel economy was the Monroney sticker on the window. Because those stickers are a federal requirement, it can be difficult to base a lawsuit on the representations made on the window sticker. But if there were other ways in which Ford or the dealer advertised the vehicle's economy in a way that went beyond what is on the window sticker, then you might be able to state a claim for false or misleading advertising based on those advertisements.
These kinds of cases can be very complicated, and you should talk to a lawyer who works consumer cases, probably on a class-action basis, and who could advise you after you provide more details. If you do, make sure you bring a copy of your purchase agreement so you can determine if you were forced to sign a class action waiver as a condition of purchasing the car.
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