After printing thousands of fuel economy labels that misstated vehicles’ gas mileage, GM is offering affected consumers financial compensation or an extended warranty.
The compensation program will affect about 135,000 retail customers who bought or leased certain 2016 models of GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse SUVs.
These vehicles had been placed on the market with misprinted fuel economy labels that showed gas mileage about 1 to 2 miles per gallon better than the vehicles’ actual fuel efficiency. Customers could then end up paying more for fuel than the erroneous labels had led them to expect.
The company says that each vehicle consumer affected by the error has the option of receiving financial compensation in the form of a debit card, most of which will be worth from $450 to $900.
GM says the actual dollar value each consumer can expect to be offered will be determined by factors like whether the vehicle in question is front-wheel or all-wheel drive or whether it was purchased or leased. Some owners of all-wheel models may receive debit cards worth as much as $1,500.
Check out the letter and debit card team member and YWC Blogger Laura received regarding this class action! It’s the real deal!