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The MPG of GM Vehicles

July 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of the Ellis case. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive either a cash award in the amount of $750 or $1,500 (the amount depends on the difference between the correct and incorrect estimates of the cost of fuel on the window stickers), or a $2,000 voucher for class members or someone in their immediate family to use toward the purchase of a new GM vehicle within three years. In addition, the company represents that it began a voluntary correction program in May 2017. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for November 6, 2017.

June 2016: Two more class-action lawsuits were filed against General Motors making the same false advertising allegations. To read the complaints, click on the case information below.

April 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against General Motors for allegedly falsely advertising the fuel-economy ratings of 2016 Chevrolet Traverses, Buick Enclaves, and GMC Acadias by overstating the expected gas mileage of the vehicles. According to the complaint, the company advertised that vehicles travel 17 miles per gallon (mpg) during city driving, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg of combined driving when, according to plaintiffs, the vehicles travel 15 mpg during city driving, 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg of combined driving. (An amended complaint was filed in August 2016.) (Ellis et al v. General Motors, LLC, Case No. 16-cv-11747, E. D. MI.)

For more information about other class-action lawsuits regarding fuel economy claims and TINA.org’s coverage of the topic, click here.


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