Ford settles claims it misled public about SUVs


By Tom Brown DETROIT, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it agreed to pay $51.5 million to settle U.S. state government claims it misled consumers about the safety of its highly profitable sport utility vehicles while also failing to disclose known tire failure risks. The agreement, which does not affect private legal claims against Ford, was announced by the automaker and attorneys general from some of the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and ...

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