General Motors has told dealers to stop selling some 2014 and 2013 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars.
Although the company won’t say why.
Dealers say stop-sale orders are routine and more often than not made to fix a safety problem. Absolutely no reason was given, although they received the order in an e-mail Thursday.
The move comes as GM deals with fallout from a delayed recall of 1.6 million older small cars to fix an ignition switch problem. The company says the switches can slip out of your run position and de-activate the engine. That causes reduction in power brakes and steering and disables air bags.
GM says the trouble has been connected to 31 crashes and at least a dozen deaths.
Spokesman Greg Martin says he has no details on the Cruze.