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Delaware joins in settlement with Hyundai, Kia

Delaware Public Media

Hyundai and Kia will pay Delaware more than $625,000 as part of a multi-state settlement for misleading ads about the vehicles’ fuel efficiency.


33 states and Washington, D.C. will split about $41 million as part of the settlement, with Hyundai admitting no wrongdoing.


Customers who bought affected Hyundai and Kia models from 2011-2013 won a $400 million class action settlement in 2015, but the case is still going through the appeals process.


Each person will get about $1,000 under the current terms.


About 3,700 of the affected cars were sold in Delaware.


Both suits say the two car companies fudged estimated fuel mileage ratings displayed on window stickers at dealerships across the country and promoted the inaccurate numbers in ads.


The roughly $625,000 Delaware received will go toward the state Consumer Protection Fund.


Hyundai Motor Group, which owns Kia, posted worldwide profits of $6.5 billion in 2015.