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Drive a Hyundai or Kia? You Could Be Getting Money Back From Manufacturer

Hyundai Accent-one of 13 models along with Kia with MPG reductions
(Courtesy Hyndai website)

Thousands of motorists will be getting some cash back from Hyundai and Kia after some errors were made in gas mileage estimates. Nearly a million drivers will get reimbursements from the two car makers after an EPA investigation revealed they made errors in the gas mileage estimates that are included on the window stickers of vehicles sold at dealerships. The model years affected were 2011, 2012 and 2013 for:

  • Hyundai Elantra, Sonata Hybrid, Accent, Azera, Genesis, Veloster and Santa Fe.
  • The Kia Sorrento, Rio, Soul, Sportage, and Otima Hybrid.

The EPA reportedly launched an audit after about a dozen complaints from owners that their mileage did not match what was advertised on the vehicles. The manufacturers chalked it up to a procedural error, and said they will compensate for fuel costs.

If you’re an owner of one of these models you are advised to contact the dealer for additional details. The amount of the settlement was not announced. Detroit News online reported only two vehicles have had their fuel mileage estimates reduced since 2000. They estimate customer rebates could range upwards of $100 for motorists who put on extensive miles.

They (Detroit News) also reported the average reduction in MPG for the group of vehicles on the “new” widow stickers will fall by about 2 to 3 miles per gallon.

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