This week, GM
sent a memo to Chevy
, and Buick dealers
to tell them to stop selling three SUVS. The 2016 Chevy Traverse
, the GMC Acadia
, and the Buick Enclave
all have EPA
window stickers that show higher fuel economy
ratings than the vehicles actually have. Unlike other recent – and very public – fuel economy ratings problems from VW
, 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 dealerships
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 affected
vehicles is 59,823.
In the memo, GM said the problem was caused by an "inadvertent error," Automotive News
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.