sent a memo to
, and Buick
to tell them to stop selling three SUVS. The
2016 Chevy Traverse
, and the
window stickers that show higher
ratings than the vehicles actually have. Unlike other recent – and very public – fuel economy ratings problems from
, it doesn't seem like GM did anything wrong with the testing for these vehicles, it just misprinted the labels. New labels are being printed and should arrive at
this weekend and early next week. After that, the SUVs will be able to be sold and delivered again.
The official fuel economy rating for the three SUVs are all the same. The correct numbers for the all-wheel drive versions are 17 miles per gallon combined, 15 city, and 22 highway. The stickers say the SUVs get 17/24/19. The front-wheel driver models were also incorrectly labeled, and the total number of affect
vehicles is 59,823.
In the memo, GM said the problem was caused by an "inadvertent error,"
says. GM is working with the EPA to solve the issue. We have asked GM for a comment on the mistake and will update this post if we hear back.