Paxton: Texas receives $2.8 million in Hyundai, Kia settlement

Ken Paxton. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Ken Paxton. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday that his office’s Consumer Protection Division won for the state $2.8 million of a $41.2 million multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia

An investigation proved that the automakers misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings for a number of their 2011-2013 vehicles, the period in time where gas prices were at their highest.

“Hyundai and Kia intentionally falsified fuel economy ratings in order to mislead and deceive Texas consumers,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “This settlement will help deter future false advertising, protect consumers, and ensure fairness in the marketplace.

33 states accused the automakers of deception.

It’s not known what portion of the settlement will be disbursed to consumers that filed complaints.

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