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News Release
7/24/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - Consumer Watchdog attorneys representing consumers dissatisfied with the proposed nationwide settlement of a class action against Hyundai and Kia over misrepresenting the fuel economy of their vehicles are continuing their advocacy this morning in federal court in Los Angeles, seeking additional improvements in the settlement....
Legal Update
2/20/2013
Posted by Laura Antonini
Last Thursday, February 14, Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu held an initial hearing on class action lawsuits filed against Hyundai and Kia across the country for falsifying gas mileage estimates. The lawsuits were sent to Judge Wu’s court in response to a petition filed by the Consumer Watchdog legal team, whose year long...
News Story
2/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
When consumers buy a car, they take the EPA’s mileage sticker — such as 33 miles per gallon highway, 27 city — as a fair comparison with other vehicles. But does the sticker always deserve that trust? The United States is thought to have the toughest fuel economy standards and enforcement in the world. But that reputation...
News Release
1/31/2013
Posted by Laura Antonini
Orlando, FL -- Consumer lawsuits related to Hyundai’s misrepresentation of vehicle mileage moved a step closer to court today when a special panel of federal court judges meeting in Orlando, Florida held a hearing on a request by Consumer Watchdog lawyers to centralize all such lawsuits in a Southern California federal court. Acting in...
Video
1/2/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
Attorney General Kamala Harris didn't waste any time getting down to business this year. Fox 11 investigative producer Heidi Cuda reports that the state is suing two California companies for allegedly violating the state's hazardous waste laws. The lawsuit, filed by the AG's office, make some serious allegations: That since 2006, the...
Blog Post
12/28/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Did you see Jamie's blog? He's right, we've had an amazing 2012. We couldn't have done any of it without your support, and your tax-deductible contribution now will help us reach our year-end goal to cover next year's expenses. Your tips prompted our letter to the EPA that resulted in the first-ever recall of multiple car...
Blog Post
12/26/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Can you remember another year when consumers' voices have been heard so loudly? We're one step closer to fair health insurance rates: Consumer Watchdog Campaign qualified a ballot measure for the next California general election that forces health insurance companies to justify and get permission before raising rates, and also provides...
Video
12/25/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
CBS-SF's ConsumerWatch investigates our long standing claims that car makers are fixing their MPG claims.  Now that the EPA has forced Hyundai and Kia to reissue MPG claims on models like the Elantra, ConsumerWatch takes a look at the Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Blog Post
12/17/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
If you doubt that writing Washington can make a difference, look at the letter we wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency one year ago. We asked that it audit Hyundai’s self-tested “Miles Per Gallon” claims. Recently the EPA announced, in an unprecedented move, that Hyundai and Kia's window sticker MPG claims on many...
News Release
12/3/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – United States Senator and Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller has written the president and chief executive of Hyundai Motors America to answer questions about the company’s false “Mile Per Gallon” window sticker claims that were exposed by an Environmental Protection Agency audit. Senator...