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GM Issues Cruze Stop-Sale Notice to Dealers

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

General Motors has recently issued a stop-sale notice to its dealerships for select models of the popular Chevrolet Cruze. The stop-sale only affects unsold units.

Details of the Cruze Stop-Sale Notice

According to a report by Reuters, GM issued a stop-sale notice on Friday telling its dealers not to sell certain models of Chevrolet Cruze for an undisclosed reason. The stop-sale affects all unsold models of the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze with a 1.4-liter turbo engine. The vehicle is not being recalled at this time.

A spokesman for GM told Reuters that stop-sale notices are issued for a range reasons, and that dealers must do something to the vehicle before it can be sold. The Chevrolet Cruze accounts for roughly 60% of GM’s overall sales.

A CNN report adds that approximately 300,000 Chevrolet Cruze were recalled in August 2013 to correct an issue with the break assist system. Since its launch in 2009, the Cruze has sold over 2 million units globally. Last year in the U.S. alone almost a quarter of a million Cruze vehicles were sold.

More Bad News for GM

The announcement of the Cruze stop-sale is just one more piece of bad news for the automaker, which is facing several federal investigations and lawsuits stemming from February’s 1.6 million vehicle recall.

GM recalled vehicles, mostly Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, with defective ignition switches that were associated with at least 12 deaths and 34 crashes.  A new report released this week suggests that many of the deaths could have been prevented if an earlier recall had been issued when the defective part was redesigned in 2006. 


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