General Motors dealers have been told to halt sales of 2,800 of the maker’s new Chevrolet Corvette models because of a pair of potential problems.
The move is the latest in a series of so-called Stop-Sale notices issued by the Detroit maker as it has discovered potential defects with its various models during a year of close scrutiny. It is expected that GM will follow with an official recall notice for the Corvettes.
GM has so far this year issued 65 recall campaigns in the U.S. market covering 29.1 million vehicles. That includes 2.6 million older models equipped with faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The maker has been hauled before Congress repeatedly, while a potential criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department moves ahead. And it has been slammed with the largest-ever fine by federal safety regulators for its decade-long delay in acting on the ignition switch problem. (more…)