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News Release
12/24/2013
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog will closely scrutinize the formal settlement, filed on December 23, between Hyundai, Kia and two law firms that would resolve dozens of lawsuits brought on behalf of 900,000 consumers whose gas mileage did not meet the miles per gallon advertised by the South Korean car companies, the California-based non-...
News Story
8/21/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Settlement over MPG claims seen as 'sweetheart deal' by some plaintiffs As the case inches forward in federal court, battle lines in the fight over fuel economy claims made by automobile manufacturing giants Hyundai Motor Co. and its subsidiaries Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America Inc. are shaping up in unusual ways. The...
Legal Update
2/20/2013
Posted by Laura Antonini
Last Thursday, February 14, Federal District Court Judge George H. Wu held an initial hearing on class action lawsuits filed against Hyundai and Kia across the country for falsifying gas mileage estimates. The lawsuits were sent to Judge Wu’s court in response to a petition filed by the Consumer Watchdog legal team, whose year long...
News Release
1/31/2013
Posted by Laura Antonini
Orlando, FL -- Consumer lawsuits related to Hyundai’s misrepresentation of vehicle mileage moved a step closer to court today when a special panel of federal court judges meeting in Orlando, Florida held a hearing on a request by Consumer Watchdog lawyers to centralize all such lawsuits in a Southern California federal court. Acting in...
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...
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...