GM Stops Sale of 2016 SUVs for Incorrect Fuel Economy Labels

DETROIT — General Motors issued a stop-sale order on the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs late last week because of window stickers that show incorrect fuel economy ratings for the vehicles.

"GM discovered an inadvertent error which affected the fuel economy information labels on the 2016 model year Acadia, Enclave and Traverse," wrote GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson in response to a query from Edmunds. "The error caused the EPA-estimated fuel economy to be listed on the window label as 1-2 mpg higher than it should have been."

The 2016 Enclave, Traverse and Acadia are rated at 15 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

"EPA has been notified by General Motors that the company is correcting fuel economy labels on its model year 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles," said an EPA spokeswoman.

"We have asked the company to provide all relevant information to the agency."

GM said it will stop the sale of the affected vehicles at its dealerships until a corrected Monroney label is printed and affixed. It is unclear how long it will take GM to remedy the problem.

"GM will contact owners of the affected models to address this situation," Wilkinson said. "This label error has no effect on the safety and operation of the vehicles."

The stop-sale is expected to affect about 60,000 GM SUVs.

They compete against such rivals as the Acura MDX, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.

Edmunds says: GM is working quickly to resolve this labeling problem, so SUV shoppers should not have to wait long to get their hands on these vehicles.