GM: Estimated MPG on some SUVs was wrong

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 16:00:33-04

General Motors has stopped the sale of some SUVs and crossover vehicles after a data transmission error incorrectly labeled the estimated fuel economy.

According to Tom Wilkinson from GM Media Relations, the mistake affected the 2016 model year for the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse.

GM says the error caused the EPA estimated fuel economy to be listed 1-2 MPG higher than it should have been on the window sticker.

Because of the error, GM has stopped selling the affected models until they can print a correct label and put it on the cars. The company is also contacting all owners to address the situation.

"This label error has no effect on the safety and operation of the vehicles," Wilkinson said.