Why GM Stops Selling Most Chevy Cruze Models


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.