GM halts Chevrolet Cruze sales at many dealers

General Motors (GM +1.1%) has told some dealers to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models.

The order arrived at dealerships from Detroit with no specifics.

In most cases, a stop-sale order leads to a fix of some sort.

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  • aptiva1
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    General Motors will never learn, just keep producing bad cars
    28 Mar 2014, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • iwk4cocacola
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    Interesting. I currently own a Cruze and hope all is well.
    28 Mar 2014, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    A ban on the sale of the Chevy Cruze? Without warning or explanation from Ren Cen in Detroit? Now that evasive and secret conduct at the highest level of the General Motors Company sure does enhance the reputation of the GM executive team and their capacity for transparency.


    In the meantime, Chevy Cruze owners will likely face a disastrous decline in trade-in or re-sale value on their Chevy NO-Cruze.


    28 Mar 2014, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • markwbrooks
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    Don't read much into the tone of this sort of thing. There is a lot of tension between the dealers and GM these days. GM wants to find a way around the old style dealerships focus on parts and repairs, and have them refocus more effort on sales, or find away around them to sell directly to the consumers.


    Expect a lot of normal announcements to take on much more sinister overtones as GM continues to try and fight past its own sales channels to reach consumers.
    28 Mar 2014, 12:55 PM Reply Like
  • cobrautica
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    Wow, that can't be good. More opportunity for Ford to pick up more market share!
    28 Mar 2014, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Yogiman
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    And people wonder why consumers prefer foreign cars! Build them better and they will come. Why is this so difficult? It's the only industry where you make a major purchase and then feel you should get rid of it after three years before it starts to give you trouble. Oh please.
    28 Mar 2014, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • Flylooper
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    There have been so many years of *perceived* problems with America cars that the industry starts out with two strikes against it, in terms of resurrecting its reputation. Even if every car they built was of flawless quality, it would still take a few years for Americans to trust the Big 3 again, let alone believe that "Detroit" makes superior products.


    Labor problems, recalls, bankruptcies, exploding gas tanks, faulty ignition switches.....on and on. Now dealer squabbles are starting to surface.


    That makes it real tough to gain a buyer's confidence.
    29 Mar 2014, 10:46 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Lunchbox
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    I only drive union-made American cars/trucks and get at least 10 years service out of them. I still have a 1966 Chevrolet pickup that runs.


    In today's legal society where there's a lawyer behind every bush wanting to sue, it's easy to see why they want to take their time on making a statement/explanation to dealers/consumers. In reality, it's probably much ado over nothing. We'll see.
    28 Mar 2014, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • Placebo Investment Advice
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    Why did GM ban the Cruze? The new CEO just read the 2008 memo in which the Marketing Department confessed to misspelling "Cruise".
    28 Mar 2014, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Budavar
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    "The (1636) extra-ordinary delusions + madness of the crowds" continues in 2014 =


    GM's bad news keep accumulating along with the "accumulation" of GM's stock price.


    The 1636 tulip mania ended in disaster.
    Can we possibly expect anything better from GM in 2014?
    28 Mar 2014, 05:01 PM Reply Like
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