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The MPG of GM Vehicles

July 27th, 2017

July 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of the Ellis case. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either a cash award in the amount of $750 or $1,500 (the amount depends on the difference between the correct and incorrect estimates of the cost of fuel on the window stickers), or

Advertised MPGs of GM Vehicles

August 24th, 2016

In August 2016, another class-action lawsuit was filed against General Motors (GM) for allegedly misrepresenting the EPA-fuel economy ratings and gas mileage estimates of certain vehicles, including the Chevrolet Traverses, Buick Enclaves, GMC Acadias, and Saturn Outlooks. According to the complaint, the company advertised the vehicles as traveling 17 miles per gallon (mpg) in the

Hyundai and Kia MPG Claims

September 2nd, 2014

In August 2014, a federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Kia Motors America and Hyundai Motor America for allegedly falsely advertising the expected gas mileage of their vehicles. According to the settlement terms, class members may: Participate in a program where vehicle owners are compensated for additional fuel

Hyundai EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

October 7th, 2013

In September 2013, consumers filed a class-action lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America claiming that the company deceptively promoted the estimated gas mileage of its vehicles. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that the promoted EPA fuel economy ratings and fuel efficiency numbers were inaccurate because the numbers were the result of “flawed and insufficient” testing methods. (Murphy et

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

August 16th, 2013

Ford boasted in this advertisement that its C-MAX Hybrid got an estimated 47 miles per gallon, a better mpg than the rival Toyota Prius. But this week, Ford announced that it was cutting the estimated mpg from 47 to 43 to better reflect reality, and it was going to refund consumers who purchased the vehicle

Hyundai and Kia

November 30th, 2012

After being slapped with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the Hyundai Elantra overstated its gas mileage efficiency in ads, Hyundai defended itself by saying that its claim was certified by the EPA.  Well, in November 2012, the EPA came out saying that a gas mileage audit of Hyundai and Kia revealed that about a third

Fuel System Cleaner and Diesel Guard

March 5th, 2019

February 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-241, W. D. WA.) January 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Additech, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that the fuel additives Fuel System Cleaner and Diesel Guard clean and prevent carbon buildup on an engine’s intake valve to provide various benefits – including

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