November 12th, 2019
In October 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against American Honda Motor Co. for allegedly failing to disclose that the display screens used to operate the infotainment features in vehicles – including the CR-V, EX, EX-L, and Touring models – regularly malfunction due to a defect. According to the complaint, the display screens go dark,
March 28th, 2019
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against American Honda Motor Co. for allegedly failing to disclose that the infotainment systems that perform many communication, navigation, and entertainment functions in its 2018-2019 Odyssey and 2019 Pilot vehicles frequently fail while vehicles are moving. (Conti et al v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Case No.
July 19th, 2018
In July 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against American Honda Motor Co. for allegedly falsely advertising its 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-Vs as having a seating capacity of five with 3-point seat belts in all of the seats when, according to the complaint, the vehicles cannot safely seat five people because all three seatbelts
May 31st, 2018
In May 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against American Honda Motor Co. for allegedly misleadingly marketing Honda Sensing® in its 2017 CR-V vehicles as a feature that will help drivers avoid accidents or minimize the effects of collisions when, according to the plaintiffs, Honda Sensing makes vehicles more dangerous because a software defect causes
September 25th, 2015
It all starts with a sketch.
March 7th, 2014
Our favorite Presidential slow jam.
July 17th, 2013
Honda claims the Civic is the best-selling small car in America. But is it really?
November 28th, 2012
According to a 2010 class-action lawsuit, Honda falsely advertised the estimated fuel efficiency of its 2003 to 2009 Honda Civic Hybrids. (Lockabey, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., et al., Case No. 37-2010-00087755-CU-BT-CTL, Ca. Superior Ct., County of San Diego.) Update: In December 2011, the parties reached a settlement in which Honda Hybrid
June 20th, 2012
What all road trips with six kids should sound like.
August 22nd, 2019
A review of the FTC’s Made in USA enforcement actions
July 22nd, 2019
In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against American Honda Motor Co. for allegedly failing to disclose that the infotainment systems in 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX vehicles frequently freeze and crash causing several of the features to become inoperable. (Banh et al v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Case No. 19-cv-2160, C. D.
May 30th, 2019
The oil isn’t the only thing that needs changing at this Chevrolet dealership.
April 18th, 2019
Not all of the puffed-up claims in this TV ad can be defended as puffery.
October 22nd, 2018
TINA.org conducted a review of patient testimonials used by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in its marketing materials. Specifically, TINA.org’s investigation focused on testimonials featuring patients with cancer types that have a less than 50 percent five-year survival rate,* who are being used in direct-to-consumer marketing materials to advance the narrative, either explicitly or
February 20th, 2018
A TINA.org investigation has cataloged over 100 instances in which Digital Altitude/Aspire and/or its distributors have made or referenced unusual earnings claims that lack appropriate legal disclosures. *TINA.org has shortened the length of some videos in the database in order to pinpoint the income claim(s). Read about the FTC’s case against Digital Altitude here. Aspire
October 23rd, 2017
A TINA.org investigation reveals potential issues with White House “Made in America” celebration.
December 9th, 2016
A 2016 TINA.org investigation has cataloged over 100 instances in which Plexus and/or its distributors have made or referenced unusual earnings claims that lack appropriate legal disclosures. In 2020, TINA.org found additional misleading income claims regarding the Plexus business opportunity. Those findings are listed below TINA.org’s original 2016 findings. *TINA.org has shortened the length of
June 30th, 2014
Auto dealership prize is not all it’s cracked up to be.
January 9th, 2014
Can you spot what’s wrong with these ads?