Hyundai Motors - Hyundai Santa Fe V6 horsepower was listed as 181 but was really only 173

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2002 at 12:00am CDT by 300dee09

Company: Hyundai Motors - Hyundai Santa Fe V6 horsepower was listed as 181 but was really only 173

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Complaints.com received the following consumer message on October 2, 2002:

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RE: Hyundai Motors - Hyundai Santa Fe V6 horsepower was listed as 181 but was really only 173

Hyundai published that they had improved their engines and boosted the 170 horsepower V6 to 181 horsepower in 2001-2002. This is a consumer rip-off as the horsepower is still about the same as the 1998-2000 models which had 170.

The imaginary improvements were published in order to compete with honest dealers and increase Hyundai sales.

On March 29, 2002, I traded in my 170 horsepower 2000 Hyundai Sonata on a 181 horsepower Hyundai Santa Fe to get the promised 11 extra horsepower. The Santa Fe was so under powered that I needed an appointment to move into traffic.

Just as with all big business scams, the truth has been uncovered.

Finbarr J. O'Neill, President and CEO of Hyundai, states that they made an error in the information published about the horsepower of the V6 engine. The horsepower was published as 181, when it is actually 173.

I want a refund, buy back by Hyundai, for this fraud. Mr. O'Neill only further insults me by offering to extend the warranty an extra 2 years to settle the claim.


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