GM Issues Stop-Sale Order for 2014-2015 Trucks, SUVs
Dealers have been ordered to stop all sales of 3,500 GM-made trucks while an "undisclosed issue" is investigated.
Oh dear. It appears the GM recall for 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV is just the tip of the iceberg regarding problems with brand-new GM trucks and SUVs. Automotive News is reporting that GM is recalling the 2014 and 2015 Chevy Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL for “a potentially faulty supplier part in the sensing and diagnostic module that controls the vehicle air bags.”
As a result, GM has ordered a full stop order for about 3,500 new pickups/SUVs while the “undisclosed issue” is investigated. An additional memo was sent to Cadillac dealers, making them aware of “suspect parts” included in a shipment of parts sent in order to repair the defect for which the 2015 Escalades were recalled last week.
Whoa, GM. Cool it with all of that public transparency and all of that overly descriptive language.
It can be pretty well assumed that a stop-sale order will lead to another recall, but at this point, it’d be more surprising if a week went by wherein hundreds of thousands of GM vehicles were not recalled than it would be if GM just flat out told everyone to send their vehicles back for repairs.
GM has already recalled nearly 16 million vehicles this year, which is more than what the company has sold in the last five years. With NHTSA promising unprecedented oversight and the federal government’s watchful eye following the company’s every move, it would not be far-fetched to imagine that the number of GM vehicles recalled could eclipse 20 million by year’s end.