GM Ads For Terrain Could Mislead Drivers, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- General Motors LLC's fuel economy advertisements could mislead a reasonable consumer, a California federal judge ruled Friday in refusing to wholly toss a putative class action against the automaker.

The case, filed in August, centers on advertisements for the GMC Terrain, a crossover SUV that plaintiff Yung Kim bought in January 2011 in California.

Kim says his decision to purchase the Terrain — with its reputed 32 mpg fuel efficiency — was influenced by a brochure boasting of the vehicle’s ability to travel “up to 600...
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