The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Hyundai and Kia overstated gas mileage ratings for over 900,000 autos sold since late 2010 and into 2012. You may recall their commercials advertising a lot of 40 mpg models. The South Korean company’s explanation for the erroneous estimate was due to  “procedural errors” in their testing and not an intent to defraud.

To help offset the increased cost of gasoline consumed by the affected automobiles, Hyundai/Kia will pay you for your extra gas consumed, plus 15%. To see if you qualify go to and register and get an estimate. In a full page announcement in today’s Wall Street Journal, further indicated that you must go to a local dealer to verify your odometer reading, and arrange for a debit card to be sent to you.

If you are affected, please let me know. I would be curious what your reimbursement estimate is, for what they say is an average 3% less in gas mileage.

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