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  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

    When 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid owner Heather Peters took Honda to Small Claims Court for what she said was misleading and unachievable gas mileage claims, the world looked on with interest. Not everyone thought Peters would win. But when she did -- to the tune of nearly $10,000 in damages -- attorneys general in California and four other states were asked to decide if they should let planned class action lawsuits against Honda continue as proposed. Now the attorneys general for California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington have agreed to let the class-action proceeding go ahead. Unlike...

  • 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Case: What Factors Are At Play?

    At the start of January, we told you about the owner of a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid who was taking the Japanese automaker to the small claims court. Heather Peters, alongside other owners who are filing similar class-action lawsuits against Honda, all claim that their Honda Civic Hybrids cannot...

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case Heads To Small Claims Court

    When you buy a new car, you’ll probably use manufacturers’ own gas mileage estimates alongside the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy database to help you choose which car will be best for you. Any of these gas mileage figures -- whether official or not -- can...

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