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Hyundai and Kia have settled a Canadian lawsuit to do with exaggerated fuel economy numbers to the tune of $70 million dollars.

The lawsuit focuses on 130,000 Hyundai vehicles with model years dating from 2011 to 2013, and 41,000 Kia vehicles in the same model year range. Both companies revised their fuel economy ratings in November 2012 bringing MPG estimates down by as much as 4 MPG.

Owners will be able to choose between getting a one time payment or participating in a reimbursement program. The lump-sum payment for the 2012 Elantra is about $361, just as an example.

A similar lawsuit is still underway in the US. There, plaintiffs are seeking $775 million in compensation.
 

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Its not much, but I think most people won't complain about getting a nice cheque in the mail. Is anyone on this forum affected by this lawsuit?
 

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Does the EPA actually test each vehicle or do they just collect data on cars from automakers and then audit a few of them and follow up on inconsistencies? It seems like too much work for the EPA to test every single vehicle that comes out accurately.
 

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How much money do you think the lawyers for this case made? 5% or something? That a lot of money in a $70 million settlement. And all that so each person can get a $400 cheque in the mail. Such justice.
 
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