According to a current report in Automotive News, Common Motors has issued a stop-sale buy on some of its 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze versions. No cause has been provided, even though this is hardly great news for GM – the Cruze was the automaker’;s very best-seller in 2013.
The order affects models with the 1.4-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder – in accordance to the report and confirmed by GM – and was emailed to Chevy dealers last night. It would seem that Chevy understands very definitely what cars are affected with the unnamed malady, sending dealers a record of VIN numbers with the end-sale request.
We reached out to Alan Adler at Standard Motors to verify the cease-sale buy, and though he could not comment on any concerns with the automobile, he did confirm that the order was sent out final evening. It would seem, though, that these sort of internal cease-income, while not a typical, day-to-day occurrence, are also not unusual.
Regardless of the why behind the cease-sale, the timing actually couldn’;t be worse. GM presently has really a full plate these days, managing the ignition switch recall affecting the Chevy Cobalt, the Cruze’;s predecessor in the compact segment, as nicely as many other models. That 1.6-million-unit problem is being blamed for at least 12 deaths and has prompted a federal investigation and a enormous outreach campaign by the automaker, which has gone so far as to put its new CEO on camera for a video FAQ.
Of program, if anything at all official is released relating to the Cruze’;s cease-sale, we’;ll be sure to let you know.