FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - Attorney General Jim Hood is announcing to owners of Hyundai vehicles that they may be entitled to a cash refund from Hyundai Motor America.
Following findings of inflated fuel economy claims, Hyundai Motors announced plans to give owners of late-model Hyundai and Kia vehicles debit cards to make up for vehicles that did not deliver the fuel economy claimed by the company.
The debit card can be used anywhere debit cards are accepted. The reimbursement amount on the card will be based upon the number of miles you drive and the average cost of fuel in your area.
An Environmental Protection Agency investigation revealed that the South Korean automakers overstated the fuel economy ratings for 13 car models, including popular cars like the KiaSorento and the Hyundai Elantra, among others.
“We appreciate this company coming forward and admitting their mistake,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “I hope Mississippians affected by the mis-leading claims will take advantage of this opportunity to recover their money.”
To receive the special-issue Hyundai Motors debit card follow these steps:
1. Collect the VIN number from your Hyundai vehicle (located on the driver’s side of the dashboard) and visitwww.HyundaiMPGinfo.com. Provide your VIN number atwww.HyundaiMPGinfo.com to register your vehicle and get an estimate of your reimbursement amount.
2. Visit your local Hyundai dealer’s Service Department to record your current odometer reading. Hyundai will not accept odometer readings without certification at a Hyundai dealership. You may schedule an appointment at the dealership at http://www.MyHyundai.com.
Hyundai Motors America claims owners should receive their debit card within three weeks after they visit the dealer for their odometer reading.
Visit at http://www.HyundaiMPGinfo.com for more information or call 877-277-0012 to speak to a Hyundai official directly.