Hyundai Proposes Lump-Sum Payment to Owners Affected by Mileage Miscalculation

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai is offering customers affected by a recent mileage restatement a second reimbursement option. At issue is a miscalculation of fuel efficiency as it pertained to certain Hyundai 2011-2013 models. After additional testing Hyundai lowered expected city/highway fuel economy by 1 to 2 miles per hour. At the time, Hyundai offered customers affected by the change a lifetime reimbursement program to make up the cost difference. As of December 23, 2013 the company added a lump-sum option, acknowledging that the dealership visits and paperwork required to participate in the lifetime reimbursement option might pose an inconvenience to some customers. Other options include dealership credit of 150% of the lump sum cash payment amount, or a credit of 200% of the cash amount toward the purchase of a new Hyundai vehicle. The lump-sum payment settlement is valued at up to $210 million but could vary depending on the number of owners who choose to participate.  The proposal is expected to go before the Court in early 2014. Should it be given the go-ahead affected owners will be notified by mail.  For more information visit


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