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...
CONTACT Jamie Court & 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...
CONTACT 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...
Hyundai Omits "40 MPG" Claim From Super Bowl Ad After Consumer Watchdog Complaint & Flood of Consumer Complaints on Real-World MPG
CONTACT Jamie Court & Judy Dugan
Santa Monica, CA -- Hyundai has confirmed to Consumer Watchdog that it will not include its "40 Mile Per Gallon" claim about the Elantra in its Super Bowl advertisement weeks after the consumer group called for a cessation of such advertising. Hyundai contends, however, it was not influenced by Consumer Watchdog. On Wednesday,...
By Judy Dugan
Consumer Watchdog has been highly critical of the gap between the Hyundai Elantra's posted 29 city/40 highway MPG numbers and reality. We've asked the Environmental Protection Agency to re-test the Elantra, because even the most eco-aware drivers say they can't reach those numbers, or the company's 33MPG combined MPG. Hyundai...