Nebraska will get a $663,835.35 share in a $41.2 million settlement 33 states reached with Hyundai and Kia to resolve claims the automakers misrepresented the gas mileage of their cars.
The Attorney General’s office reports the settlement addresses issues dealing with fuel economy ratings for model years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Hyundai and Kia announced in late 2012 they were adjusting fuel economy ratings for those years after it was revealed the company overstated gas mileage.
The states alleged Hyundai and Kia inflated estimated mileage displayed on the window stickers of hundreds of thousands of cars, including vehicles sold in Nebraska. The states charged the inaccurate figures were used to mislead consumers during a time of high gas prices.
In addition to Nebraska, the multistate group – led by the states of Connecticut, Iowa and Illinois – includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.