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October 27, 2016

Posted  October 27, 2016

Pennsylvania and 33 other Attorneys General reached a $41.2 million settlement with the makers of Hyundai and Kia automobiles following allegations that the companies misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings. An investigation by the states showed the companies misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings on certain vehicles from 2011, 2012 and 2013. The companies also allegedly sought to capitalize on the erroneous mileage estimates by placing them prominently in a variety of advertisements and other promotional campaigns. These actions distorted facts that may have been substantial to consumers’ decisions to purchase particular vehicles during a time of high gasoline prices, the states’ investigation revealed. PA, NJ, MA, OH

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