Do you own a 2012-2014 Mazda3? If so, you should know that the Superior Court of Quebec has just authorized a class action against the Japanese automaker on the grounds of misrepresenting the fuel consumption of its SKYACTIV engines.
According to Canoe.ca, the class action initiator, Katia Grand-Maison, claims her 2012 Mazda3 burns 70% more gasoline than what the official ratings had promised her. Mazda’s advertising at the time said SKYACTIV technology would help the car achieve 4.9L/100km on the highway and 7.1L/100km in the city, but she apparently averages 9.5L/100km in mostly highway driving.
Of course, we all remember that Transport Canada adopted a new, more realistic, 5-cycle testing method to calculate a vehicle’s fuel consumption starting with the 2015 model year.
Grand-Maison wants to be paid back the extra cost to acquire the technology, the cost of all that extra gasoline she had to put in her car, as well as $500 in damages.
Click here to learn more about the class action against Mazda in Quebec.