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News Story
7/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
MARK GORDON of Whitestone, Queens, figures that buying six Hyundais over the years classifies him as a loyal customer. “I put 220,000 miles on my last one,” said Mr. Gordon, 58, a manufacturer’s representative for bridal gowns. “They don’t break down.” Yet Mr. Gordon is so disappointed with the fuel...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
A new lawsuit in California, accusing Hyundai of running misleading fuel-economy ads for its Elantra sedan, points out why consumers need to beware of mpg claims in car advertising. The lawsuit alleges that Hyundai has run ads for the Elantra focusing on its fuel economy and noting that the EPA rates the car at 40 mpg-without including a...
News Story
7/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The automaker's advertising contains inflated claims about how many miles per gallon the popular car can attain, the lawsuit contends. A consumer watchdog group has joined with a car buyer to file a lawsuit alleging Hyundai Motor America misleads consumers with inflated fuel economy claims for its popular Elantra. The lawsuit is the...
Video
7/9/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog has sued the automaker Hyundai over its '40 MPG' claims on the Elantra model. The lawsuit alleges that Hyundai utilized high-impact television, Internet, and print advertisements that touted "The 40 Mile Per Gallon Elantra" without government-required disclosures. The omitted disclosures would have informed...
News Release
7/9/2012
Posted by Laura Antonini
Hyundai’s Gas Mileage Claims in 2011 and 2012 Elantra Advertising Campaign Misled California Drivers Santa Monica, CA – Hyundai Motor America misled consumers about the gas mileage of the 2011 and 2012 Elantra through a broad-based media advertising campaign designed to capitalize on public concern over escalating gas prices,...
News Story
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...