GM Halts Sales of Some Cruzes, Won't Say Why

'This is something we don't see every day,' dealer says

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 28, 2014 11:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – General Motors might have yet another problem on its hands. The automaker has ordered its dealers to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruzes with 1.4-liter turbo engines, without giving any hint as to why, the Wall Street Journal reports. GM confirmed the move for Reuters today, noting that the vehicles aren't being recalled—the move only affects the unsold cars dealers have on hand.

"This is something we don't see every day," one dealer says. "To not be given a reason must mean GM has spotted an issue and is still trying to get its arms around it." It's unclear how many vehicles the order includes, but it might not be many, because the notice only covers about 60 days of production. But it's an eyebrow-raiser nonetheless, given the company's recent ignition switch controversy.

In this Feb. 19, 2012 file photo, a line of 2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedans sit at a dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A Chevrolet Cruze is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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