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Blog Post
11/3/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
If you doubt that writing the White House can make a difference, just look at the letter my Consumer Watchdog colleague Judy Dugan and I wrote to the President in January calling for an audit of the inflated MPG claims for the Hyundai Elantra. Friday, the EPA answered with an announcement that Hyundai and Kia's window sticker claims were...
News Release
11/2/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog today praised the Environmental Protection Agency for auditing Hyundai and determining it overstated its sticker mileage estimates on various vehicles, including the Elantra. Following a barrage of consumer complaints, the nonprofit consumer group called upon the EPA to audit mileage of the Elantra in Janaury...
News Story
11/2/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The South Korean automaker on Friday admitted that nearly 1 million cars sold between 2010 and 2012 did not achieve the mileage claims made in advertisements. The effort that ultimately resulted in admissions from Hyundai and Kia that they overstated mileage estimates all began with a consumer watchdog group in Santa Monica. Jamie Court, of...
Video
7/16/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Jamie Court appears on the Fox Business Network to discuss the reasons and purpose of Consumer Watchdog joining the class action lawsuit against Hyundai's deceptive advertising.
News Story
7/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Whenever I am asked about a particular car or truck and its mileage, I usually get the same reaction when I tell them the particular mpg. Most people say, “Yeah, but we know it won’t really get that mileage.” You’d think by now that most people don’t truly believe the sticker mileage and would just accept it....
News Story
7/16/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
With gas mileage a much higher new-car purchase consideration these days, it isn’t surprising to see yet another lawsuit filed over purportedly misleading advertising on the part of car companies. A new lawsuit, according to an article by Reuters, is alleging that Hyundai misrepresented the mileage of its Elantra. The owner, of a 2011...
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...
Video
7/11/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A Hyundai Elantra owner has sued the car maker over claims that the car gets 40 miles per gallon.
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...