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Hyundai, Kia to pay Quebec owners in class action

In November 2012, Hyundai and Kia admitted to misrepresenting their vehicles' fuel economy, which led to a class action against both companies. A settlement with the plaintiffs was reached last January... except in Quebec.

That changed last week when a Quebec judge ruled in favour of Hyundai and Kia owners, represented by Siskinds Desmeules.

Compensations are based on mileage. Over the next few weeks customers will be notified in the media and through a special website, and invited to fill a compensation form.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement, they may choose a one-time lump sum cash payment or join the ongoing reimbursement program for as long as they lease or own the affected vehicles. Customers can also elect other options, such as a dealership credit of 150% of the lump sum cash payment amount, or a credit of 200% of the cash amount toward the purchase of a new Hyundai or Kia vehicle.

If you leased or own one of the following vehicles, you are entitled to a compensation:

  • 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid;
  • 2011-2013 Elantra;
  • 2012-2013 Accent;
  • 2012-2013 Genesis;
  • 2012-2013 Tucson;
  • 2012-2013 Veloster;
  • 2013 Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe;
  • 2013 Santa Fe.
  • 2011-2012 Optima Hybrid;
  • 2012-2013 Rio;
  • 2012-2013 Sorento;
  • 2012-2013 Soul;
  • 2012-2013 Sportage.

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