DETROIT (AP) – Owners of hundreds of thousands of Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the past three years could be getting reimbursements — because the companies overstated the gas mileage on the vehicles.
The inflated mileage was uncovered in an audit of test results by the Environmental Protection Agency.
It's ordering the Korean automakers to replace the fuel economy stickers on the affected cars.
Hyundai and Kia executives said the higher figures were unintentional errors. They apologized and promised to pay owners of the 900,000 cars and SUVs for the difference in mileage.
The payments, which will be made annually for as long as people own their cars, are likely to cost the companies hundreds of millions of dollars.