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EPA says Hyundai & Kia overstated gas mileage

GasBuddy Blog -- The AP is reporting that Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on most of their models from the past three years in an embarrassing blunder that could bring sanctions from the U.S. government and millions of dollars in payments to car owners.

To be perfectly candid, I'm one of those car owners who've been duped. When my wife & I saw highway mileage at "40 mpg" that's one of the key reasons why we bought our Hyundai Elantra.

Because of the inflated mileage, discovered during an audit by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Korean automakers must retrofit the window stickers on the cars, reducing their fuel economy figures by one-to-six miles per gallon depending on the model, the agency said.



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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 5:39:51 AM

EPA / Cafe standards are all bogus to start with. No real relation to real-life data.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 7:29:47 PM

Whoopsie
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 6:31:39 AM

EPA mileage ratings are bogus for any vehicle out there. They are not a reflection of reality. Makes no sense that one or two car makers get slapped, the rest goes scotsfree.
rkfrancis
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 6:28:36 AM

Hyundai was sued about this before. I have a 2001. I know because I have parts warranted by them because of this. Obviously they didn't learn anything.
They said it was because of "procedural errors" but I find that hard to believe because Kia also did the same thing.
EPA mileage ratings are usually a shot in the dark anyway.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:28:15 AM

And who does not
sdchris
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:41:50 AM

ok
VB_Richard
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:55:05 AM

All are in question!!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:54:12 AM

Of course.
BEngr
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:49:04 AM

Anyone who would buy a car based on estimated fuel economy is bound to be disappointed.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:43:13 AM

not the only ones
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:40:42 AM

Cheaters
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:39:25 AM

Not suprised.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:36:32 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:36:04 AM

fine them
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:33:29 AM

OK
jcdakota
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:31:54 AM

Doesn't everyone???
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:31:51 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:31:24 AM

Old and stale news.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:30:58 AM

Japan dose not have ethanol,thats why test show better milage.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:30:15 AM

What, they can do that?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:29:39 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:29:16 AM

Tey only got caught.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:28:54 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:28:41 AM

New news please.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:28:02 AM

old
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:23:02 AM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:21:35 AM

Don't you just love it corporate greed at its best.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:20:52 AM

seen that before
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real old
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:13:31 AM

Nothing new... manufacturers have been doing this for years!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:12:26 AM

must not be much new to list here anymore?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:11:55 AM

Same old, same old.
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Old news
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Rinkydinks
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:06:58 AM

Again
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:04:35 AM

Repost
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Nothing new.
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Ok
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Whats New?
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Old news
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:49:05 AM

Crazy little EPA may find the practice of deception is more widespread
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:48:55 AM

old news
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Old stuff
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old news
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:37:42 AM

It will be interesting to see their new mileage claims.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:33:38 AM

Back to the drawing board....
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:31:21 AM

Bummer for them.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:30:00 AM

EPA says Hyundai & Kia overstated gas mileage (also under 'Hyundai and Kia Acknowledge Overstating the Gas Mileage of Vehicles' on Nov 2, 3), nothing to fix just state the correct MPG for each model of the auto brand. Possible US fines and owner reimbursement payments may be coming. I thought the EPA provided the mpg figures for them to use, after testing the autos?
Those wild and crazy Koreans are at it again!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:29:24 AM

Day 2
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:28:55 AM

a repeat
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old
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