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General Motors Tells Dealers to Stop Selling 2013-14 Chevy Cruze Vehicles

Says potential problem with airbags

General Motors Co (GM.N) on Wednesday said that it has told its North American dealers to stop selling new and used Chevrolet Cruze sedans from model years 2013 and 2014 because of a potential problem with air bags made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp (7312.T).

Potentially faulty air bags supplied by Takata have led to the recall of about 10.5 million vehicles worldwide, many of them made by Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T).

GM said about 33,000 Cruze sedans are in dealer hands, most of them in the United States and Canada. The automaker has not recalled the 2013-2014 Cruze sedans in consumer hands and said it does not yet know whether there have been any crashes, injuries or deaths related to this issue.

The Cruze is GM's top-selling car in North America. GM has built about half a million 2013-2014 model year Cruze sedans since October 2012.

For model year 2013, GM introduced a new Takata "smart" driver-side air bag on the Cruze which the automaker said helps reduce the risk of injury in crashes.

On Wednesday, GM said, "Certain vehicles may be equipped with a suspect driver's air bag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part."

Production of Cruze sedans continues at GM's plant in Lordstown, Ohio, a GM spokesman said.

In a separate action involving Takata air bags, GM in May expanded an earlier recall of the 2012 Cruze and several other models because air bags might not deploy in crashes because of an electrical problem. The expanded recall covered 38,636 cars, all from model year 2012, including the Buick Verano, the Chevrolet Sonic and the Chevrolet Camaro.

The new stop-sales order on the Cruze follows a series of safety-related problems that have plagued GM since early this year, many of them because of air bag-related issues. So far this year, GM has issued 44 recalls covering about 20 million vehicles globally. Among those recalls is one for older model Chevrolet Cobalt and other GM small cars with faulty ignition switches, which have been linked to the deaths of at least 13 people.

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  1. ernie posted on 06/25/2014 10:31 PM
    every time it's the lazy union workers that make crap cars that they want u and I do drive while paying through the nose for this junk. the liberals baled these clowns out to preserve overpaid jobs and the taxpayers of the province carry the burden.
    1. PTJ posted on 06/26/2014 05:19 AM
      @ernie Ernie - read the article - the airbag recall impacts a variety of car companies (Honda, Toyota, etc) - has nothing to do with the union worker...just a company who supplies junk to a host of auto car companies....
    2. ernie posted on 06/26/2014 06:31 AM
      @PTJ doesn't matter cause they are all overpaid factory workers. afraid of getting a union then they pay what should be minimum wage workers 5 times their worth
  2. Karl Burgin posted on 06/26/2014 08:11 AM
    FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS
  3. john posted on 06/26/2014 11:04 AM
    so let me get this stra8 . thay are telling dealers to stop selling 30k dollar tin cans .
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 06/26/2014 04:13 PM
      @john I swear people don't make cars like they used to.
      All the high-tech gadgetry in exchange for basic safety. I'm guessing at this point, that cars from the 90's are safer than the ones they make these days.

      On another note donny needs help, and someone should contact CAMH for him.
    2. Mark7 posted on 06/26/2014 04:27 PM
      @Karl Burgin You're an idiot, the old cars were death traps. Too much power, undersized brakes, no safety equipment like seat belts and air bags, not even padded dashes, used leaded gas that poisoned 10 generations...then there was the Corvair, Pinto, Firenza...cars that actually killed people because of design flaws, not like today's cars made by companies that knowingly sell killer cars because it's cheaper to settle lawsuits.

      Todays cars are a lot safer than those in the 50's, 60,s and 70's, except for the crap that GM sells like those late model Impalas, Caddys, Pontiacs...owners have class action suits going on those older models but GM says they were made pre-bankruptcy so they won't pay. GM Canada didn't go bankrupt but they're still refusing to pay.
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 06/26/2014 04:47 PM
      @Mark7 Got to hand it to you donny. At least you were able to make your good point across, and be civil in the same breath.
    4. Mark7 posted on 06/27/2014 07:49 AM
      @Karl Burgin Who the hell you think you are? Some self appointed moderator on this board? What gives you the right to grade posts and judge posters? I'll post what I want without any concern about what you think and thank you to leave his board.

      You're an asshole, thief, and a pedantic cunt.
    5. Karl Burgin posted on 06/27/2014 08:49 AM
      @Mark7 Don't know if you noticed donny, but you had a rare (very rare) moment, and I was being nice.
    6. Mark7 posted on 06/27/2014 09:08 AM
      @Karl Burgin Nobody cares what you think...as the most hated person on this board you should STFU and mind your own business...and stop judging others. You're a thief, liar, and a stupid asshole.
    7. john posted on 06/27/2014 02:50 PM
      @Mark7 he is talking about your momys pussy Mark7

      we are talking about cars that were made long before your time . as in say the late 30s thay made realy good frames out of REAL STEAL for them before thay put the body on them . not the plastic shit thay put in the cars now . the tech is awesome ( if it works well sometimes it don't ) but a good sturdy body is important .
  4. donny p.'s uncle posted on 06/26/2014 04:10 PM
    What did I tell you about screwing around with the computer.
    You don't put the mouse there!!!!
    1. donny p 's aunt posted on 06/27/2014 02:59 PM
      @donny p.'s uncle oh darling did he stick the mouse up his ass again . just pull the wire on it . oh what u telling me the mouse is wireless .
    2. donny p 's aunt posted on 06/27/2014 03:07 PM
      @donny p.'s uncle oh darling did he stick the mouse up his ass again . just pull the wire on it . oh what u telling me the mouse is wireless .
  5. kenfromcanada posted on 06/27/2014 03:52 PM
    FAP
    FAP
    FAP
    FAP

    The sound of donny p(utz), herry, etc..... as they watch responses to their inane posts.
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