General Motors Co. Ceases Issuance of SUVs After Mileage Mistakes

May 18, 2016 04:24 AM EDT | Gian Lynard


A mistake done to three product SUVs of General Motors have made a big impact to, causing the company to cease sales. The company is looking to hold about 60,000 SUVs for wrong mileage on window stickers.

Autoblog reported that GM issued memorandums to Chevy, GMC and Buick car dealers saying that they should cease of sales on their 3 SUVs. The three SUVs affected are the 2016 Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and the Buick Enclave since their EPA window stickers are disclosing higher fuel economy ratings that are not really accurate. However, the company said that it didn't do anything wrong with the vehicular testing but rather on the printing of the labels.

General Motors Co. immediately told dealers that their Environmental Protection Agency - estimated mileage on the stickers made - were about 1-2 miles per gallons higher than tested as written by ABC News. Further, since they've reported it as soon as they saw the mistake, EPA spokeswoman Laura Allen said that "We have asked the company to provide all relevant information to the agency." The error was discovered by the engineers working on the 2017 model year label. GM will continue the sale of SUvs once they've finished the printing of correct labels which started last Saturday.

Meanwhile, Daily Mail reported that spokesman Tom Wilkinson said that the error has nothing to do with the safety nor operations of the SUVs. He added that he has no idea on the number of SUVs sold since it hit the market last August 2016. However, according to the Autodata Corp, 82,137 units of the SUVs are being driven on the road wherein mostly must be 2016 models.

Additional, the stickers must say that front-wheel drive versions of SUVs are getting atleast 15 miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg average. The all-wheel drive version are calculated to have 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on highway and 17 mpg as the average.

GM Executives will take care of the problem since it was unintended due to strictly following the EPA rules. The company agreed that it will pay the mistakes done to their SUVs.

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