The woes continue for General Motors, which can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight.
The American automaker has issued a stop-delivery order to its dealers on the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV models. Not every vehicle is affected by the stop-delivery order however, as GM is supplied a list of vehicle identification numbers to help dealers pinpoint the affected trucks and SUVs in their inventory. In total, about 3,500 new pickups and SUVs can’t be sold while the company investigates an undisclosed issue.
It’s currently unclear if the American automaker will be recalling the 3,541 vehicles on the list, which includes 2,411 Chevrolet vehicles, 1,127 GMC vehicles and three Escalades. Last week, GM recalled 1,402 of its new Escalade due to an issue with the passenger airbag.
The company has also sent a bulletin to Cadillac dealers alerting them that some “suspect parts” were included in a shipment to fix that airbag defect. That separate bulletin has requested dealers to cross-check serial numbers on parts they’ve already received against a list of “suspect” part numbers. Any parts that are suspect are being shipped back to GM. If the parts have already been replaced or installed on a vehicle as part of the recall, dealerships must remove part of the instrument panel to check the part’s serial number and replace it if it is suspect.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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