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Senator Rockefeller Asks Hyundai America CEO For Answers About MPG Sticker Scandal

  Senator Rockefeller Asks Hyundai America CEO For Answers About MPG Sticker
                                   Scandal

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --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, noted Consumer Watchdog today.

Senator Rockefeller wrote Hyundai: "I will monitor the results of the EPA's
ongoing investigation to better understand how this error occurred, how
Hyundai and Kia may have used inflated fuel economy numbers to attract
consumers, and how federal enforcement agencies can better deter similar
violations in the future."

Senator Rockefeller also questioned whether the company's rebate program would
adequately compensate consumers, and called upon Hyundai to answer questions
by December 14th.

Two weeks ago, Consumer Watchdog called upon the chairs of the US Senate and
House commerce committees to investigate the MPG sticker scandal, which was
the first time a carmaker has ever been forced to change the MPG sticker
claims on a large number of vehicles. The consumer group first called on the
EPA to investigate the Hyundai Elantra fuel economy claims one year ago.

Carmakers, unbeknownst to most Americans, self-test their vehicles to arrive
at the EPA "MPG" claims on the window stickers of cars.

"Hyundai drivers and American taxpayers are now closer to getting answers
about the largest MPG sticker scandal in American history," said Consumer
Watchdog president Jamie Court. "This is good news for the public and for
truth in advertising. The eyes of the Senate join the courts and the EPA in
making certain that Hyundai will be fully transparent about what led to the
falsification of these window stickers and give the American public the
answers it deserves."

Read Senator Rockefeller's letter at
www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/hyundairockefeller.pdf

Read Consumer Watchdog's letter calling for a Congressional investigation at
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/ltrhyundai11-19-12_0.pdf

The full history of the case is at
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/case/hyundai-false-advertising-miles-gallon-mpg

Consumer Watchdog has offices in Washington, DC and Santa Monica, CA. Find us
online at www.ConsumerWatchdog.org



SOURCE Consumer Watchdog

Website: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org
Contact: Jamie Court, +1-310-392-0075, or Carmen Balber, +1-202-629-3043
 
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