In November 2012, Hyundai and Kia were involved in a scandal after several customers have accused the models of those two Korean builders of incorrect consumption figures.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has registered the complaints and found that it is about a million copies with a consumption incorrectly indicated, engraved on each window of the Hyundai and Kia cars sold in the US. The deviations consumption figures reached to 0.3 liters per 100 km, the biggest error being in the Soul case, the model that already has been replaced by a new generation.
The National Environmental Agency has identified errors in the calculation to 13 Hyundai and Kia models, between 2011- 2013 and won the case with the two manufacturers. Therefore, Hyundai will have to pay the equivalent of 153 million euros to more than 600,000 American customers deceived, while Kia will return a total of 135 million for the 300,000 cars sold with a mistakenly consuming. The 288 million that will pay the Korean group will be received different of the customers. The average amount that will receive each customer it is about 320 dollars.