Hyundai to pay Rs 20,000 to each customer for claiming exaggerated mileage

Hyundai and Kia will pay a total sum of $395 million (€288 million or Rs 2,450 crores) to settle the lawsuits filed by their customers in the United States of America.

A total of 600,000 owners of Hyundai cars, and 300,000 owners of Kia cars in the US will receive this compensation. Affected customers have the option of either collecting one-time lump-sum pay, or opt for the ‘lifetime reimbursement’ program. Under this, owners will get debit cards, which they can use to clear the difference in mileage claimed by manufacturer at time of the car was bought, and the revised mileage claim (which was made in Nov 2012).

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“Hyundai’s willingness to create a way for its customers to receive all of their future extra fuel expenses in a lump sum shows they are serious about making things right for their customers,” said Rob Carey, a Hagens Berman partner working on the case. “Hyundai stepped up – and its customers will now get a full recovery without the inconvenience of repeated dealership visits and paperwork.” For more information, scroll through the press release below.