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.
That’s not happening.
In California, Consumer Watchdog has filed a class action lawsuit againstHyundai regarding the advertised mileage of the Elantra. Specifically, the suit claims Hyundai advertises the Elantra will get 40 mpg, but does not include the disclaimer that 40 miles per gallon is for highway driving only. It’s unclear how much money Consumer Watchdog is seeking, but whatever it is, Hyundai has no plans to lose this suit.
In response, the company said, “Hyundai Motor America believes this case has no merit, as our advertising is accurate and in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In fact, we’ve reviewed our ads and think Consumer Watchdog and their client are dead wrong.”
The suit comes just a few months after the California owner of a Honda Civic Hybrid lost her small claims lawsuit about the mpg of the car. Heather Peters said Honda misrepresented the Civic Hybrid would get 50 mpg. Initially, she won her case in small claims court then lost the appeal.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page