GM Issues Immediate Stop-Sale of 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Models

By Jacob Brown | March 28, 2014
Alright, now we're starting to wonder just what's going on over at General Motors. Yesterday, GM issued its dealers a stop-sale on select 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models equipped with a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And for reasons unknown, GM hasn't stated why. Understandable, The General is a little skittish these days on recalls. Recently, it recalled more than 1 million vehicles for a faulty ignition system that could shut off during operation. That has led to a handful of collision-related deaths last decade in which drivers couldn't control their cars. The latest stop-sale has affected an undisclosed number of cars with the optional turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. Chevrolet also sells the Cruze with a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder and an upgraded turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine that have not been affected. This comes on the heels of unrelated recalls for the Cadillac XTS, GMC Savana, and Chevrolet Express in addition to the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave. Those recalls brought back a combined 1.5 million vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra has been taking a lot of flak for the ignition switch recall, prompting a crackdown on all potentially faulty vehicles, no matter how minor. This week, Barra testified before Congress, and she's taking full responsibility to recall affected vehicles even though she only recently began her tenure as the head of GM. We'll keep you updated with the latest information as we receive it about all stop-sales, recalls, and anything else we find out about GM's recall woes. Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)