Hyundai Fined for Fudged Fuel Efficiency Estimates | Edmunds.com

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edited November 2014 in Hyundai
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Hyundai has agreed to pay a $100 million fine and surrender more than $200 million in emissions credits to settle an EPA probe into fuel economy figures.

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  • ek900ek900 Member Posts: 39
    I smelled rats at both Hyundai and Ford in the past few years, as both automakers had mileage ratings shoot up tremendously. And, not surprisingly, both did it the old-fashioned way...by fudging the truth. Mileage isn't my main criteria when car shopping, but I expect it to be truthful on a window sticker, or else why did we bother with all of this?
  • chris422chris422 Member Posts: 1
    Do customers get money back from this?
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,427
    "Do customers get money back from this?" No. In fact consumers need to realize that one way or another this simply becomes part of the cost of doing business and that will ultimately be passed onto them. The cost of recalls as well are also eventually passed back onto the consumer. Nothing is "free", someone is paying for it somehow, and that someone is the consumer.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    edited November 2014
    "Consumers get four ways to receive compensation for increased fuel costs in this case," (the class action case, not the EPA one).

    Consumers Get More Options in Hyundai/Kia Gas Mileage Settlement
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