gm freezes sales of popular chevrolet cruze due to airbag issue
Canada will stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes as airbags manufactured by troubled airbag supplier Takata can be defective.
GM spokesman Jim Kane said in a statement: \"Certain vehicles may be equipped with a suspicious driver\'s airbag inflator module, which may have been assembled with incorrect components.
\"We are working hard with suppliers of defective parts to identify specific vehicles affected and expect that we will resume delivery this weekend once these vehicles are identified.
\"GM notified dealers to stop
Tuesday\'s sales order said it had identified about 33,000 cruise ships, mainly in the United States. S.
Canada could have been built with bad batches of parts and expressed confidence that it was close to identifying all cars with problems.
Once completed, GM can cancel the order as the dealer can isolate the car with suspicious modules and sell the normal car. A stop-
Sales orders are not recalls and so far the company has not commented on whether there is such a bad part of some cars that have been sold and on the road.
The suspension could weaken GM sales in June.
Cruze is the top GM model launched in 2009.
Sell cars, no. 2-
Sell any type of vehicle after Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
GM has sold 119,330 Cruzes or 18 this year.
According to Autodata, it increased by 4% over the first five months of 2013.
The airbag problem is different from the problem of degradation of chemical propellant of the used-car type Gaotian airbag, which led to more recalls this week, with seven automakers recalling nearly 10 million vehicles worldwide since 2008. Universal Cruze stop-
Auto News\'s first reported sales orders are the latest setback for GM, which has recalled more vehicles this year than any other year in history.
GM has been under strict scrutiny since February as the ignition switches of the old model Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac 6, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky cars are defective.
GM sales have continued to climb so far, but the suspension will weaken Cruze sales in the last week of June. The Cruze stop-
Last month, with GM investigating an undisclosed \"issue\" of trucks, sales orders for about 3,500 new pickup trucks and SUVs followed suit.
This is the second stop --
Sales orders for Cruze this year.
The first time was in a parade. an at-
The first unexplainable order covers 2013 and 2014 models. 4-liter engine.
A few days later, it was recalled with nearly 175,000 potential defective right front axle cars. Tokyo-
Takada is one of the world\'s largest suppliers of air bags, with its North American headquarters outside Auburn Hills, Detroit.
A company spokesman could not be reached for comment late Wednesday afternoon.
Honda, Mazda and Nissan recalled about 2 million other used cars in the United States on Monday. S. —
Nearly 3 million worldwide
When they expand the movements associated with the Takata airbag inflator, these inflators explode and make the metal pieces fly.
In addition, the US governmentS.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said,
Toyota, BMW, Chrysler and Ford
In the empty bag where the area review will take place
Wet areas including Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Viking islands.
Honda will cover a larger area in the South.
Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota and BMW also recalled about three.
In April and last May, this problem occurred with a total of 6 million vehicles worldwide, but supplier Takata now said that the earlier recall list may not cover all suspicious packages.
Earlier this month, Toyota expanded its operations earlier this month, recalling more than 2 million vehicles worldwide, including 766,300 in the United States. S.
A lot is the second time.
No accidents or injuries occurred in the latest recall.
However, two deaths have been linked to the problem, both of which are related to Honda, USA. S. in 2009.
Honda\'s latest move is the sixth recall of products related to air bag inflators.
This problem dates back to the inflator propellant degraded by improper storage and exposure to moisture at the Takata plant in Monclova and Wash Lake, Mexico.
The problem began in April 13, 2000 and was resolved in November.
According to a report submitted by Takada to security officials last year, 2002.
Takata said this month that it is currently studying whether it is in high school.
There are additional risks in the humidity area.
NHTSA began investigating the issue this month and said it was aware of six incidents in Florida and Puerto Rico where luggage broke down and three people were injured.
Takata acknowledges that keeping bad records is a major factor in the scale and expansion of the propellant recall, which makes it difficult to identify vehicles that may have suspicious inflators.