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Blog Post
2/24/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Four years ago, after an avalanche of complaints about Hyundai’s Elantra’s inflated mileage, Consumer Watchdog wrote the EPA about the problems with trusting automakers to self-test their MPG claims. Yesterday, the EPA toughened its testing procedures for the first time in a decade. Unbeknownst to most Americans, the EPA doesn’t...
News Story
12/18/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumers who purchased Hyundai and Kia cars based on the companies' misrepresentations about the fuel economy of several of their 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles will not receive any money from the government consent decree with the auto makers announced on Nov. 3, said advocates at Consumer Watchdog, the non-profit advocacy group...
News Story
11/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to penalties totaling an estimated $350 million for inflating fuel economy claims on 1.2 million vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. The penalty — the largest in Clean Air Act history — stemmed from an investigation by the EPA and the Department of Justice. In a...
News Release
11/2/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – Consumers who purchased Hyundai and Kia cars based on the companies’ misrepresentations about the fuel economy of several of their 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles will not receive any money from the government consent decree with the auto makers announced today, said advocates at Consumer Watchdog, the non-...
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....
News Story
6/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A class action settlement negotiated by Hyundai and Kia following the companies’ 2012 admission that they low-balled fuel economy numbers for over a dozen 2011–2013 vehicles is structured to prevent consumers from collecting the money they are owed and should be rejected, a group of consumer advocates told a federal court. A 23-page...
News Release
6/3/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- A class action settlement negotiated by Hyundai and Kia following the companies’ 2012 admission that they lowballed fuel economy numbers for over a dozen 2011–2013 vehicles is structured to prevent consumers from collecting the money they are owed and should be rejected, consumer advocates told a federal court. A...
News Story
6/3/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, New York (June 02, 2014, 2:11 PM ET) -- Dissident class members on Friday attacked a settlement resolving accusations that Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America overstated the fuel efficiency of more than 900,000 vehicles, saying the deal’s claims-made structure will unjustly curtail customer payouts. The objectors filed a...
Legal Update
3/6/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Attorneys at Consumer Watchdog and a group of law firms representing owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles whose fuel economy (miles per gallon) was misrepresented by Hyundai and Kia say the terms of a proposed settlement between the vehicle manufacturers and two other plaintiffs’ law firms should be improved, according to a lengthy analysis...
News Story
2/4/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
38 plaintiffs' firms take issue with $400 million offer over claims LOS ANGELES - A proposed $400 million settlement in a class action lawsuit involving allegations that automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America inflated the fuel economy of their vehicles is running into opposition from some plaintiffs' attorneys unhappy...