Hyundai and Kia sued over gas mileage claims

Automakers admitted to overstating estimated fuel economy on some of their cars

Last week, automakers Hyundai and Kia admitted to overstating the estimated fuel economy on some of their cars. And this week, consumers have responded.

On Sunday, Rebecca Sanders, Jeffrey Millar and Molly Simons, all residents of Ohio, brought a lawsuit against the companies. They are seeking class action status. Sanders and Millar had purchased a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, and Simons had purchased a 2012 Kia Rio. Hyundai and Kia had disclosed on Friday that both cars were among the 1.1 million automobiles in North America on which the companies had overstated the estimated fuel economy.


Cathleen Flahardy

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