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Congressional Hearings Called For In Hyundai MPG Sticker Scandal

GasBuddy Blog -- 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 retesting of the Hyundai Elantra after Hyundai's self-tested MPG estimates were far different than many consumers' experiences. Earlier this month, just prior to the presidential election, the EPA announced it had revised MPG claims and window stickers on many Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Consumer Watchdog today asked Congressional leaders to delve into whether the misstated mileage estimates were a direct result of...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:48:53 AM

I wouldn't call it a "scandal" though.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:43:54 AM

I find it hard to believe that something such as this would go unnoticed, if indeed it was an intentional false marketing strategy. There must be more to it.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:05:04 AM

DanMtz: I totally concur.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:25:37 AM

Doesn't Congress have a million more important things to do?
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:25:48 AM

So it is a scandal now?
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 10:28:00 PM

A tempest in a tea pot.
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Nowadays there are court cases for just about anything!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 6:28:41 PM

They better go after all the other car companies also, what they state and what one gets is not different than KIA. Been that way for years.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 1:49:52 PM

Ditto to sydb7. Focus on real issues please.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:33:48 PM

Congress has more important things to do!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:32:04 PM

I see the HATERS are still in full effect! Don't they have anything to be thankful for?
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at least Romney would have gotten rid of scandal-plagued worthless EPA agency
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The EPA's mileage ratings are a joke anyway.
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I have never calculate how many miles per gallon on my car, all I know is, when it need to fuel up, just pull into gas stations, fill up and go...
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can't belive everything you read or hear.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 9:17:21 AM

Yes, this is old Hot Air!!! This is not the first time in history large #'s of vehicles had misstated mpg - it was only few yrs ago that they changed testing stds in the US (we're still waiting in Canada & ours was/is even more unrealistic) to be more realistic & it made a bigger diff. than those for Hyundai now (1 mpg on most, 2 on others & mini-SUV was 4-5mpg).
Also, after finding out major Korean appliance mfgr (LG) had misstated energy star ratings for decade, its no surprise a Korean car maker has taken liberties. By the way, my old Hyundai & my current 2004 commuter Kia still gets closer to the mpg ratings than any of the 'N.A.' branded cars I ever had.
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Right on, LtRTH!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 9:03:19 AM

Terrific . . after all we all know just how much congress (for the most part) knows about anything it interferes in.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 9:01:57 AM

What a waste of resources! We still don't know all the details of the GM buyout and we'll never get our money back. Where are the hearings?
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Congress, do something useful.
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C'mon. Aren't there more important things to be concerned about.
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I do not own one, do not plan on it.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:59:34 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:58:30 AM

People do not realize that these ratings are based driving on a "FLAT surface and doing 55 MPG with no jack rabbit starts"!
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Politics, both sides will play politics to the fullest.
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Toss Hyundai out of the american market.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:56:11 AM


My 26-year-old Nissan is rated at 18 MPG.

I drive conservatively, so I see 28 MPG, 55% higher than the sticker.

The way some people drive, they probably don't even see the sticker rate.
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More posturing.
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Happy Thanks Giving to all and may you realize that prices have to because we all want to earn more money!
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Just a side show to avoid the real problems this country has.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:54:51 AM

I wonder how the testing and hearings will actually progress.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:54:36 AM

The milage stickers have been false for years. Did the EPA just find that out?
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Just a show Nothing will happen.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:51:57 AM

The congressional hearing should show that the EPA isn't doing their job! The EPA is supposed to VERIFY those numbers, and it's obvious the Gov't employees are just collecting a pay check and a very fat pension but not doing any work.

They should fire 99% of them, and we would all be better off. The 1% left should only enforce the current laws.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:51:47 AM

Congressional Hearings Called For In Hyundai MPG Sticker Scandal..

Does anyone believe the window stickers,? They have not been correct for the last fifty years, are they going to go back that far???????
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What a waste of time.
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All the Cars need to be re-evaluated!
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True treehood.
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More turkeys gobbling for thanksgiving.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:48:48 AM

Does anyone really believe any of the numbers on the window stickers?
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:46:16 AM

Still trying to figure out how the got away with it.
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Force the executive branch departments to do their job so Congress can do the people's business instead of their own!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:45:53 AM

I have never considered the MPG numbers to be anymore than a guide.
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LOL
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:43:52 AM

Here's a thought.\

Why not make the LIBERALS in CONgress actually DRIVE these vehicles LONG ENOUGH to assess the TRUE mileage?
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Anything to sell a vehicle. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Happy Thanksgiving GasBuddies everywhere!
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Today is not about gas. Well,maybe a little gas. Happy Thanksgiving
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good for them
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