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Blog Post
12/13/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
If your 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid or C-Max Hybrid is not getting gas mileage anywhere near Ford’s advertised 47 MPG, you probably are not alone. And Consumer Watchdog would like to hear from you.
  Following our letter one year ago to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for an audit of Hyundai’s MPG claims, the EPA...
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...
News Release
11/19/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Washington, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called upon leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees to hold hearings into the revelation by the EPA that for the first time in American history large numbers of vehicles carried window stickers with false MPG claims. The nonprofit consumer group wrote the EPA one year ago calling for...
Courtroom Case
11/13/2012
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
After receiving complaints from Hyundai owners across the country, in November, 2011 Consumer Watchdog challenged the US Environmental Protection Agency to audit Hyundai over the "40 Miles Per Gallon" MPG claims on the window sticker of its Elantra. On November 2, 2012, the EPA confirmed Consumer Watchdog's allegations, announcing...
News Story
11/11/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Unleash the lawyers. A class-action lawsuit was filed within 48 hours after South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors Corp. apologized for overstating the fuel economy of their vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have admitted the estimated mileage of more than 900,000 cars, trucks and sport-utes sold in the United States and 120,000...
News Story
11/8/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Hyundai and Kia are facing a new lawsuit over inflated fuel economy claims. This case, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, challenges the automakers’ plan to give owners of about 900,000 late-model vehicles special debit cards to make up for the autos not getting the fuel economy Hyundai and Kia claimed. An Environmental...
News Story
11/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors Corp. just two days after the Korean automakers admitted overstating the estimated fuel economy on the window stickers of a majority of 2012 and 2013 models. Hyundai and Kia on Friday admitted overstating mileage on nearly 1.1 million vehicles in North America sold...
News Story
11/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
About a third of the Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. in the past three years could face reduced resale values, some more than others. The admission that sister auto brands Hyundai and Kia inflated gas-mileage figures could lower resale values on affected models, experts said Monday. While Hyundai and Kia were careful to say they are...
News Story
11/4/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Apologizing for overstating the fuel economy on about 900,000 of the vehicles they sold in recent years, Hyundai and Kia will repay owners for the difference in gasoline costs. Hyundai and Kia overstated the fuel economy on more than one-third of the vehicles they sold in recent years, an embarrassing acknowledgment for two of the fastest-growing...
Video
11/3/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Following Consumer Watchdog's letters to the EPA and the White House, the EPA found Hyundai incorrectly tested many of its vehicles, including the Elantra, and came up with inflated window sticker MPG claims.