Kia, Hyundai overstated fuel economy AUTOMOBILESKia, Hyundai overstated fuel economy, issuing debit cardsSouth Korean sibling automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America overstated the fuel economy on nearly a million late-model vehicles and will issue owners special debit cards to reimburse the extra money they are paying for fuel. The mileage on most vehicle labels will be reduced by 1 to 2 miles per gallon, and the largest adjustment will be a 6-mpg difference for the Kia Soul's highway rating, federal regulators said. The Korean automakers, which are siblings and share automotive components and testing, said they had overstated fuel economy ratings for about 900,000 vehicles, or 35 percent of the 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through Wednesday. MANUFACTURINGU.S. companies' orders jump in SeptemberU.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize.