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GM asks dealers to stop selling Chevy Cruze

This adds to the millions of cars GM has already recalled this year, mostly for a faulty ignition switch that resulted in the death of 13 people.
By Ananth Baliga   |   June 25, 2014 at 6:26 PM   |   Comments

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DETROIT, June 25 (UPI) -- General Motors asked its dealers to stop selling recent models of the Chevy Cruze because of a potential defect in the air bags.

GM said that is halting the sale of all Cruze models until it can be determined which vehicles have the defective air bags. The air bags were supplied by Takata Corporation, which was also involved in the recall of millions of cars by Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Nissan. The carmakers reported that the air bags could rupture into fragments and injure passengers on impact.

According to a source close to the matter, the air bags in 2013 and 2014 Cruze models were assembled improperly.

"Certain vehicles may be equipped with a suspect driver's air bag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part," GM spokesmen Jim Cain said in a statement.

Cain also said that the carmaker was working with the supplier to determine specific vehicles that are affected and once they do that they will resume deliveries of the car. GM, which has posted better-than-expected sales for the month of May, could see sales figures take a hit in the last week of June.

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