• May 7, 2008
General Motors has informed its dealers that production of some of its 2008 full-size trucks and SUVs has been halted due to the ongoing American Axle strike. The affected vehicles include the GMC Yukon, Denali, Sierra heavy-duty regular and extended cab, its commercial-duty pickup and variants of Chevrolet trucks and Tahoes. According to the General, a basic lack of parts is the reason for the stoppage and dealer orders for the week of May 8th and May 15th have been cancelled. While a lack of production is bad news for any automaker, we can't help but think that it couldn't have come at a better time for the General as SUV and truck sales are down overall.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req'd]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      OK UAW...we get it...you don't want the American manufactures to survive.

      Now just die already.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The unions have demonstrated that as long as GM is showing even the slightest profit they will continue to go after them. I hate to say it but people wonder why these types of jobs get sent overseas; they get done. Sadly this doesn't look like its going to end before GM declares bankruptcy and the union members lose ALL their benefits but until then the UAW will just keep asking for more and more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OMG YES SUVS ARE DYING GAS HOGS BLAH BLAH BLAH GO PRIUS...

      Yeah, pretty pointless- but an example of what NOT to post in here. Lets keep that type of stuff to a minimum
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yea it's the strike.wink,wink
      • 6 Years Ago
      Big problem here, for me? Its May. Strike ends, couple months until production ramps up. Not sure where you live, but in the northern parts of the country we dont buy cars when winter is approaching, we buy in the spring (April-May) to enjoy the new car shiny for the most amount of time. Come July or August, I might as well park my H2 until next year. Hate to be a broken record, but GM, find someone else, build your own axle plant, or American Axle is going to kill you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its no wonders they announced they are closing 4 plants due to slow sales,too bad more media hasn`t picked up on this action
      • 6 Years Ago
      Considering no one is buying them, it may turn out to be a good thing for GM, so they don't end up with the kind of inventory glut Dodge is looking at with their trucks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybe that is why it is taking so long to get to resolution.

        GM doesn't think their demands match demand for the product they support.
      • 6 Years Ago
      yes, UAW will not be satisfied until they kill GM.
      • 6 Years Ago
      its no wonders gm has to close 4 plants,since sales slowed...too bad more media didn`t pick up on this story/fact
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought GM paid $30 Billion to keep the UAW off their back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM should make the suspension permanent.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In protest I shall remove the union sticker from my car and if the union is still being a dead weight when the time comes I will actively seek out an american car built non union in a foreign country (G8 GXP perhaps).
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