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    Hyundai, Kia inflated fuel economy claims on 900,000 cars, EPA says

    Hyundai, Kia inflated fuel economy claims on 900,000 cars, EPA says - latimes.com

    South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America overstated the fuel economy on nearly a million late model vehicles and will issue owners special debit cards to reimburse the extra money they are paying for fuel.

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    The mileage on most vehicle labels will be reduced by 1 to 2 miles per gallon, and the largest adjustment will be 6 mpg highway for the Kia Soul, federal regulators said. Both automakers will place new labels reflecting the corrected mileage estimates on cars currently at dealers.
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    Wonder if this has any impact on Motor Trend's decision regarding the Hyundai Azera ...

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    Somebody got caught with their thumbs on the scale.

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    Isn't it the gubberment that sets the MPG figures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcornwell View Post
    Isn't it the gubberment that sets the MPG figures?
    The EPA mostly relies on figures provided by manufacturers - only 10-15% of all cars are actually tested by the EPA:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Somebody got caught with their thumbs on the scale.
    I always seem to need to lift up on scales. Say when you check a bag at the airport and you notice it goes to 52. A little toe can put that bag at 49 lbs pretty easily.

    Then I request they put a heavy bag tag on there anyway.

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