GM Issues Stop Sale on Crossovers with Overstated MPG Labels

GM Issues Stop Sale on Crossovers with Overstated MPG Labels

General Motors has issued a stop sale on numerous crossover models.

The company has told its dealers to stop selling the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave models because the EPA labels on them are incorrect and have overstated mpg claims. The stop sale affects 59,823 units and the American automaker notified dealers earlier this week that an “inadvertent” error listed the EPA fuel economy ratings 1 to 2 mpg higher than it should have been. A separate memo has since been sent to dealers saying that replacement labels should start arriving on Saturday and all of them should arrive by Tuesday.

The company is working with its supplier to print all new Monroney stickers and spokesman Tom Wilkinson told Automotive News that an inadvertent “data transmission” is the cause of the mistake.

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The correct fuel economy ratings for all-wheel-drive versions of all three models are 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway for a 17-mpg combined rating. The incorrect label displays 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for 19-mpg combined. The issue was first discovered when GM engineers worked on the Monroney label for the 2017 model year.

GM plans on notifying customers that have already purchased the vehicles to send them the correct labels. The company is also planning to address any complaints that may arise as a result of the mislabeling.

[Source: Automotive News]

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