GMC Overstated Acadia MPGs
General Motors admits their estimated gas mileage for the 2016 Acadia was a bit too optimistic. To make up for it, the automaker will pay up or offer warranty extensions to 135,000 owners.
Envoy Inaccurate Gauges
One of the more infamously problems with GM vehicles is a faulty fuel gauge that often leaves owners wondering just how much gas is left in their tank.
Where Fuel System Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2003 Envoy leaking gas, cracked gas tank filler neck 13 (100%)
- 2007 Envoy gas gauge not working properly 12 (92%)
- 2005 Envoy fuel level sensor failure 12 (92%)
- 2004 Envoy gas tank has a cracked neck 11 (85%)
- 2011 Sierra 2500 high pressure fuel pump failure 4 (31%)
- 2003 Envoy XL cracked gas tank filler neck leaking gas 4 (31%)
- 2017 Yukon fuel injector malfunction 3 (23%)
The front gas tank in some 2016-2018 General Motors HD trucks is overfilling, rupturing, and leaking fuel.
The affected trucks all have two gas tanks. …
GM allegedly cut corners by installing a fuel pump that isn’t compatible with US diesel in its larger trucks.
It’d almost be hard to believe, except we are talking about GM here.…
Back in May GM admitted that they overstated the fuel economy on some 2016 SUVs
and offered a compensation program as a sorry 'bout that. Owners received somewhere between $450 to $1500, based on a few factors, for their troubles. But that wasn't enough for some.
A new lawsuit wants GM to pony up more cash for the decreased resale value of the 2016 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia.
"The GM lawsuit says consumers who purchased those SUVs believed the vehicles were EPA-rated at 17 miles per gallon in city driving and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 19 mpg. However, the plaintiffs say the Traverse, Enclave and Acadia are in fact rated at 15 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 17 mpg."
Listen, I get it – GM advertised one thing and produced another. That's no good. But if someone is looking to buy a large used SUV, then I'm not convinced that 2 MPGs are a deal breaker.
GM admits they dipped their hands into the fuel economy jar and pulled out a couple more MPGs than they should have for the 2016 Acadia.
Well, I guess dinner is spoiled now.
While exact amounts are unknown, owners should soon expect to receive compensation ranging from prepaid debit cards to extended warranties.