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Blog Post
12/28/2012
By Carmen Balber
Did you see Jamie's blog? He's right, we've had an amazing 2012. We couldn't have done any of it without your support, and your tax-deductible contribution now will help us reach our year-end goal to cover next year's expenses. Your tips prompted our letter to the EPA that resulted in the first-ever recall of multiple car...
Blog Post
12/17/2012
By Jamie Court
If you doubt that writing Washington can make a difference, look at the letter we wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency one year ago. We asked that it audit Hyundai’s self-tested “Miles Per Gallon” claims. Recently the EPA announced, in an unprecedented move, that Hyundai and Kia's window sticker MPG claims on many...
Blog Post
12/13/2012
By Daniel Palay
If your 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid or C-Max Hybrid is not getting gas mileage anywhere near Ford’s advertised 47 MPG, you probably are not alone. And Consumer Watchdog would like to hear from you.
  Following our letter one year ago to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for an audit of Hyundai’s MPG claims, the EPA...
News Release
12/3/2012
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...
News Release
11/19/2012
CONTACT Jamie Court & Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called upon leaders of the House and Senate Commerce committees to hold hearings into the revelation by the EPA that for the first time in American history large numbers of vehicles carried window stickers with false MPG claims. The nonprofit consumer group wrote the EPA one year ago calling for...
Video
11/3/2012
Following Consumer Watchdog's letters to the EPA and the White House, the EPA found Hyundai incorrectly tested many of its vehicles, including the Elantra, and came up with inflated window sticker MPG claims. 
News Release
11/2/2012
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...
Video
7/9/2012
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
CONTACT Laura Antonini & Jamie Court
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 Release
2/4/2012
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,...