More General Motors recall news
March 31, 2014

Following the new update of it's ignition switch recall which now spans over 2 million vehicles, General Motors (GM) have announced another small recall for it's Cadillac vehiclesdue to an electronic fault while issuing a stop-sale order on some of it's Chevrolet vehicles.

 

The General Motors Cadillac recall

 

Cadillac are recalling 656 2014 ELR models made between September 26th 2013 and February 14th 2014 due to a fault with the electronic stability control system. On cars without adaptive cruise control, it's possible that diagnostics could prevent the system from telling the driver if ESC is on or off.

 

Alan Adler, General Motors' recall and legal spokeperson stated that only about 55 of the affected cars are in the hands of owners, with the rest either on dealer lots or still at the factory. There have been no reported injuries or crashes caused by the fault.

 

Cadillac have a software fix ready and repairs are set to begin on April 17th. The correction for the stability control system involves a software recalibration of the electronic brake control modules that takes around 20 minutes to perform and while they use the same platform, the Chevrolet Volt isn't included in the recall as it “uses a different brake control module.”

 

The problem was found when Cadillac was testing the software calibration on the dyno. The automaker briefly issued a stop-sale on the ELR on March 19, but with a fix in place, Adler says that has now been lifted.

 

The General Motors Chevrolet stop-sale order

 

According to a recent report, General Motors have issued a stop-sale order on some of it's 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models. No reason has been given, but the move is likely to have a bad effect on the GM company as the Cruze was one of the automaker's best sellers in 2013.

 

The order affects all Chevrolet Cruze models with the 1.4 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine and was emailed to Chevrolet dealers at the end of last week. The Chevrolet brand seem to know which vehicles are affected with the unnamed malady, sending dealers a list of VIN numbers with the stop-sale request.

 

Regardless of why the order has been issued, it comes at a bad time for the company who are already handling their ignition switch recall which has been blamed for at least 12 deaths and has prompted a federal investigation into it's actions.

 

We'll keep you updated on any more recall news from General Motors as it becomes available.

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