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7/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A class action suit filed in Sacramento Superior Court contends that Hyundai Motor America misled consumers about the gas mileage of its 2011 and 2012 Elantra. The suit, filed by Consumer Watchdog and a Washington, D.C. law firm, cites specific claims of a Sacramento resident and seeks unspecified damages for California residents who purchased...
News Story
7/9/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
(Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co has been sued for allegedly misleading consumers sensitive to high gas prices that its popular 2011 and 2012 Elantra model is more fuel efficient than it actually is. The lawsuit filed by the public interest group Consumer Watchdog claims that TV advertisements touting "the 40 Mile Per Gallon Elantra"...
News Story
7/5/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Click here to view the video of this news broadcast. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A lively debate over the real gasoline mileage offered by one particular car is now jumping from the Internet to the courthouse. "Your mileage may vary" has become a catch phrase and often a punchline to a joke. But it is no laughing matter, as a legal fight...
News Story
4/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
People aren't nearly as angry over prices as they were in '08, for several reasons. Gas prices have soared about 15% in the last six months, hitting $3.94 a gallon average nationwide, and $4.29 in California. The mood of motorists? Meh. Partisan finger-pointing aside, polls suggest that most people aren't as worked up over gas...
News Story
2/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The Super Bowl may have been played and won, but the games go on — with a US buyer’s group now claiming a last-minute touchdown against car making giant Hyundai’s Super Bowl advertising. North American advocacy group Consumer Watchdog says it has forced the South Korean car maker to do a U-turn on game-day advertising for its...
News Story
2/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
American Honda’s recent loss in small-claims court to a Southern California woman who argued she was misled about the fuel efficiency of her ’06 Civic Hybrid does not bode well for five class-action suits the auto maker still faces regarding the mileage of ’03-’09 Civic Hybrids. Honda also faces a potential onslaught of...
News Story
2/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Honda presented misleading information to the owner of a 2006 Civic Hybrid when it claimed the car could get as many as 50 miles per gallon, according to a legal ruling issued Wednesday. Heather Peters, a Los Angeles resident, said her Civic achieved far less than that, and sued American Honda Motor Co. in Los Angeles Small Claims Court. On...
News Story
2/6/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Hyundai, the popular automotive company, has confirmed that it will be removing the “40 Miles Per Gallon” claim that it made about one of its vehicles, the Elantra, which was featured during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Consumer Watchdog wanted this claim omitted because they believe it is misleading to consumers. However, Hyundai...
News Story
2/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Environmental Protection...
News Story
2/5/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Like many other automakers Hyundai ran a series of ads on this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, including one for its popular Elantra line of cars. This one was a straightforward affair, focusing more on the vehicle than on, say, raging zombies, barking/singing dogs or Soup Nazis. Still, there’s one element that was missing from the...