C&T is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Hyundai for misrepresenting fuel economy of certain vehicle models. Hyundai is now lowering the fuel economy estimates on a majority of 2012 and 2013 models. The Detroit News reports a probe by the Environmental Protection Agency that has found Hyundai guilty of posting false fuel economy estimates on vehicle window stickers since late 2010.
Hyundai aggressively advertised the fact that the brand offers four models that boast 40 mpg, but, according to the reports, that claim is no longer true. The 2013 Hyundai Accent, Veloster and Elantra will now see their EPA estimates fall to either 37 or 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The report quotes Hyundai CEO John Krafcik as saying, “We’re extremely sorry about these errors” and blamed “procedural errors” in the company’s fuel economy testing as the reason behind the discrepancy.
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