GM Issues Stop-Delivery Order on SUVs, Pickups

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on May 23, 2014

    this is an outrage! i want my $73,000 Escalade today. now now now. i can't live without GM in my life. Thank God us sucker taxpayers lost Billions bailing them out. phew! i can't imagine a world without GM. May God bless GM and keep them selling to fleets and Police and China and the intelligencia.

  • Chavitz Chavitz on May 23, 2014

    Rubbish automakers, GM and Ford, produce rubbish cars, but both are biggest spenders in advertising and their CEOs' pay are 8 to 10 times more than Toyota's! Outrageous.