General Motors has solved a nagging problem that forced it to temporarily halt production of one of its most important products.
Operations are getting back to normal today at the maker’s big assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where it builds the popular Chevrolet Cruze sedan. Production of the Cruze – as well as the new Buick Regal – where halted early this month as the result of an issue with a key supplier.
While GM declined to detail the issue a report from Deutsche Bank indicated the problem was with a suspension strut supplied by Canadian partsmaking giant Magna International.
How many vehicles GM lost is unclear, though industry analysts estimate the Lordstown Assembly Plant typically produces about 1,000 cars a day. The factory had been idled for about two weeks.