December 17, 2009

Japanese Hiding Truth Again

I have done numerous posts about American verses Japanese truth in mileage estimates.
Independant groups have done studies and have found American mileages estimates to be truthful while the Japanese mileages have always been found to be more then untruthful.

And once caught with those lies the Japanese never own up to their lies nor do they care about their customers who got caught up in the those lies.

More than half of the nation's state attorneys general are objecting to a deal to settle a 2007 class-action lawsuit against Honda Motor Co. over claims of inflated mileage for a hybrid vehicle.

In March 2007, John True, an Ontario, Calif., jazz pianist, filed suit after he bought a Honda Civic hybrid but couldn't get the gas-electric hybrid's advertised mileage: 49 miles per gallon in the city, 51 mpg on the highway.

After 6,000 miles of driving, True said he averaged just 32 mpg in mixed city/highway driving. True's frustration with the actual mileage of his hybrid as compared to the advertised mileage echoes that of other owners and reflected the findings of some independent tests, including one by Consumer Reports.

I would have to say that 32 mpg is far from a small error of Honda's claims of 50 mpg.

And what would those Honda owners get for being out and out lied to?

To settle the case, Honda would send nearly 160,000 current and former Civic Hybrid owners a DVD containing tips on improving fuel economy.

Owners who trade in their Honda Civic hybrid for certain Honda or Acura vehicles could get up to $1,000 rebate on some vehicles or $100 in cash if they had made a complaint previously. Others who no longer owned their hybrid would get a $500 coupon.


A dvd or $1000 towards a new Honda. Sounds like Honda is getting the best of this deal.

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 17, 2009 10:19 AM