Hyundai and Kia Come Clean about Overstating Gas Mileage

Hyundai and Kia have recently admitted to overstating fuel mileage claims on most of their models over the past three years, and are being forced to payback car owners for their embarrassing error.

Both automakers will begin to rectify this situation by placing new window stickers immediately stating the correct fuel consumption ratings, which will decrease as much as 6 mpg, depending on the vehicle model. Hyundai and Kia are being forced to reimburse around 900,000 customers, for the lifetime that they owned the vehicle. To determine the amount that a specific individual will get, the reimbursement amount will be based on the mileage of the vehicle, and will attempt to pay back money that the owners would have saved if the fuel mileage rating was originally correct. In addition, the automakers will add on 15 percent of their reimbursement to help compensate for the inconvenience that they have caused their customers.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an audit which revealed that the brands turned in numbers that did not match their own test results on these cars, as a result, an investigation is now being launched into all of the automakers vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have already issued a public apology for the error and claimed that this error was unintentional. Image courtesy of quasireversible