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Tesla 'Autopilot' name is deceptive, two consumer groups tell feds

Safety advocates ask FTC to review whether Tesla misleads customers

Safety advocates ask FTC to review whether Tesla misleads customers

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Longer-term auto loans growing amid overall lending slowdown

The trend involves higher risk, since the longer-term loans cost more.

The move comes with higher risks to consumers, the consumer watchdog agency says.

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Consumer Watchdog questions Google about driverless cars

NHTSA should require humans with access to a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator in autonomous vehicles, says group.

Consumer Watchdog pushes back against Google's request to fast-track autonomous driving rules.

Hyundai And Kia Facing Lawsuits Over Exaggerated Fuel Economy Claims

Decision expected within a few weeks

After revealing they had exaggerated fuel-economy claims on approximately 900,000 vehicles in November, Hyundai and Kia rolled out a gift-card program to compensate customers for their extra gas expenses.

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Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]

Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Zach Bowman

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Did Hyundai pull MPG claims from Super Bowl ad due to watchdog group pressure? [w/video]

Hyundai has been targeted by Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit advocacy organization, over the automaker's 40 mpg fuel efficiency claim on the Hyundai Elantra. The group says Elantra owners have seen fuel economy averages of 18 and 19 mpg instead of the the 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway reported by Hyundai and the Zach Bowman

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Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim

Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers.

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Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim

Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers.

ConsumerWatchdog goes after "Hot Fuel Rip-off" and "Big Oil U"

It's not like the temperature of gas in the filling station - and wasting money there - is a new point of contention. AutoblogGreen wrote about the issue when we got started last spring, but the topic is perennial. Here we go again.