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Old 8th December 2012, 14:29   #31
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Ford busted by Consumer Reports for the same issue (as Hyundai above), for the CMax and Fusion hybrids.

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...212036096.html
(There are some hilarious comments by readers on this article. Do not miss them).

Consumer reports quotes:"The result: the C-Max averaged 37 mpg, while the Fusion Hybrid hit 39 mpg. It's the largest difference between window-sticker figures and its testing that the magazine has seen. Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at Consumer Reports, says this means "most buyers won't get anything near 47 mpg in the real world."
Hmm... Huyndai is not alone in this cheating, there could be few more & they are even bigger. It is to be seen how the desirability of Ford goes down after this, as happened in Hyundai's case.

IMO EPA is hand in glove with the manufacturers, & it is the one which should be held equally responsible for the loss to customers & pay an equivalent amount to them alongwith the Hyundai/ Ford. I am happy that government run at least ARAI checks all cars in India unlike the US counterpart.
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Old 11th December 2012, 13:53   #32
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EPS has started investigation in Ford's mileage numbers. Here's the link to MSN report on the same:

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs...b-1f691cdd3dfa

Ford could face similar trouble, & lawsuits, if the EPA determines the mileage estimates are off the actual numbers.
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Hyundai seems rebounding from the low mileage engines as the 2013 Sonata Hybrid leads Hyundai fleet with 40-mpg rating.

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http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs...f-278d27853dd8

It seems that there has been swift action from Hyundai , unlike other manufacturers who prefer to sleep over issues & upgrades.
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Default Re: EPA finds Hyundai & Kia overstated gas mileage ratings

Now, Hyundai will settle class-action lawsuit on overstated fuel economy by offering buyers lump-sum payment or discounts at a Hyundai dealer (though Kia's lawsuits are still pending to be settled, & we can expect similar step by the sister company).

Here is link to MSN-US update on the issue:

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs...3-b1685122e981


Before this settlement, Hyundai & Kia had quickly responded with a lifetime cash reimbursement program, to pay all affected owners the difference in gas money for as long as they own the cars. Owners have already signed up to receive preloaded debit cards each year depending on their annual mileage. Hyundai and Kia plan to pay out about $225 million & $187 million respectively.

Now this is really quick act by the Koreans, which M&M only possess among the Indian Car Manufacturers. This will definitely help build reputation amongst the car buyers.
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Hyundai & Kia will pay $320 on average ($395 million) to owners of cars with exaggerated MPG figures, as per an agreement these sister concerns have reached in US to settle lawsuits filed by owners of cars affected by the Korean carmakers’ exaggerations of fuel economy ratings.

A total of 900,000 customers (600,000 Hyundai & 300,000 Kia) of cars of 2011-2013 make will be reimbursed this amount.

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http://www.carscoops.com/2013/12/hyu...verage-to.html
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