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In Midst of Recall Scandal, GM Stops Chevy Cruze Sales

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On Friday, March 28 2014, General Motors (GM) told its dealerships to stop the sale of many of the popular Chevy Cruze models currently in dealer’s lots. GM gave no explanation.

Alan Alder, a spokesperson for GM, confirmed that the company is halting sales of Chevy Cruzes with the 1.4 liter turbo engine. This type of engine is found in the most popular version of the Cruze. The Cruze model already faced bad press in 2013.  In August of last year, GM recalled 300,000 Chevy Cruzes  manufactured from 2011-2012 due to issues with brake assist systems in the cars.

While this latest issue with GM’s Chevy Cruze is not a former recall, the timing could not be worse for the company. Last month, February 2014, GM recalled over 1.6 million cars due to  faulty ignition switch systems in certain models. Those models include:

  •  2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2005-2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ions
  • 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs
  • 2006-2007 Saturn Sky

The recalled car models have been blamed for at least 13 deaths.


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