GMC Acadia, one of the affected models
General Motors will be forced to compensate 170,000 customers of some of their latest SUV. Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave MY 2016 declared a fuel consumption lower than the real, which has led to consumers, report to the american giant for fraud. General Bikes has considered that it has been a error and want to fix it as soon as possible by compensating economically those affected.
In the lawsuit filed against General Motors, the affected parties argue that the consumption data were misleading and therefore, would be that customers paid more for their cars, to promise features that are not consistent with the reality. Some would not have bought the car in question or would have been willing to pay less than you know the problem. detected differences are between 0.5 and 1 litre approximately. It is not the first time that in the united States, a manufacturer faces a claim of this type, being forced to compensate the affected customers.
One of the firms of lawyers of the prosecution in this case is McCuneWright, who also participated in the demand for consumption irregular against Hyundai and Kia, which affected 900,000 vehicles and is the obtained 395 million dollars in compensation, considering among other things the number of kilometres travelled and the cost of fuel.
General motors has already corrected the figures for the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave MY 2016, and the 60,000 units that were blocked at the stock licensees, the release of the news as they are once again available, with the consumption date. We will have to wait even to know which type of compensation it will offer GM.
General Motors has recognized the error, discovered by the manufacturer himself, was in a new software engine emissions control that affected the consumption and that was not taken into account at the time of carrying out the approvals of EPA.
Source – Automotive News