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Washington — Hyundai Motor Co. has reached a deal to settle dozens of class-action lawsuits over the Korean automaker's overstating of miles per gallon claims.
In a federal court filing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Hyundai said it has agreed to a deal in principle to offer owners lump-sum payments.
The proposed settlement will also allow owners to get a voucher worth twice as much as the cash settlement toward the purchase of a new Hyundai — or voucher worth 150 percent of the cash settlement toward dealer service.
In November, Hyundai and Kia Motors — two Korean automakers controlled by the same conglomerate — admitted overstating mileage on nearly 1.1 million vehicles in North America sold since 2010, including about 900,000 in the United States. The company withdrew its claims that four of its models got 40 miles per gallon — the Elantra Accent, Veloster and Sonata Hybrid — and was a key part of its advertising campaign in recent years.
Kia said it is still reviewing the settlement and hasn't yet decided whether to take part. Hyundai spokesman Chris Hosford noted the settlement is not yet final. "Settlement negotiations, as you can appreciate, are confidential, so we have no further comment at this time," he said.