GM to Compensate Owners for Cheating on MPG Tests

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Scott McCracken
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GM admits they dipped their hands into the fuel economy jar and pulled out a couple more MPGs than they should have. Well, I guess dinner is spoiled now. Estimates say the fuel economy ratings of the 2016 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia are inflated by 1 or 2 MPGs. In a world full of defective ignition switches and killer airbags, it's hardly the worst news out there. However, little discrepancies like that can add up over time.

Now GM wants to make up the difference.

While exact amounts are unknown, owners should soon expect to receive compensation ranging from prepaid debit cards to extended warranties.

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General Motors admits their estimated gas mileage for certain 2016 SUVs was a bit too optimistic. To make up for the snafu, the automaker will pay up or offer warranty extensions to 135,000 owners.

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