General Motors has suspended production of the Chevrolet Cruze. The automaker's Lordstown, Ohio facility suspended its third shift entirely and shortened its first and second shifts due to an unnamed supplier issue according to a spokesperson with the plant. Reuters reports GM has declined to elaborate on the nature of the kink in the company's supply chain, but stressed that the automaker hopes to clear up the issue as soon as possible. The Cruze has enjoyed major success this year, becoming the second-best selling vehicle in its class, second only to the Toyota Corolla.

The Corolla leads the Cruze by a scant 4,000 units, but the Cruze has managed to best both the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus without breaking a sweat. Previously, GM CEO Dan Akerson said he hopes the Cruze will become the best-selling vehicle in its segment by the end of 2011, but its unclear just how the new supplier crunch will impact those goals.


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      D By
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bought a 2012 Cruze LT in August and it is a fantastic car. I had no intentions of buying one but decided to test drive one along with other cars just because the same dealer had both Chevy and Chrysler vehicles. I originally went to drive a Chrysler 200. I was just floored how good it was and bought one- I totally did not expect that good of a car to come from GM . 7,000 miles later and I have had no issues. The car is good and well put together. All you Neo-con Obama hating Anit-union goofballs can't admit how successful GM has become with this car. It is well designed and manufactured. Get over it. GM announced a supplier shortage and all you goofballs somehow intertwine Anti -Obama and Anti-Union crap in your comments. You guys are pathetic. You're the same ones that are turning the issue with the Volt into something it is not. What are you all going to do when Obama wins again?
      Johnny
      • 3 Years Ago
      These punks that criticize gm are just tools that don't have a clue. They don't care if gm makes great cars they still want drive a foreign car because there uncool dweebs with no style!
      Johnny
      • 3 Years Ago
      ya mon the cruz is a nice car and should outsell the boring carrolla.
      rmc159
      • 3 Years Ago
      John, finally someone is thinking!! But wait, its the free market man! Who cares that we need US production for national security!! Lets sell off the airlines to Qatar and Emirates and Royal Jordanian and AEROFLOT!! Lets sell off the Pentagon to China and the Air Force to Russia. Newt says its the free enterprise thing to do and the other Bain guy says so too!! But be sure to bail out only the BANKS !! Oh and dont bother to check in an American auto dealership because in 1978 uncle bob had a bad time with the oldmobile. But my cousin in 1969 had problems with his toyota. Only remember the domestic car failures forever, but forgive forever the foreign car failures immediately, i.e. Lexus and toyota brakes, failures of recent past. My VW has been in check engine light mode constantly!!! WAKE up America, the non USA registered company car ( and NO, I'm not talking about the honda from Ohio or the toyota from kentucky, rather the cadillac made in Lansing, MI) you buy today is your job gone tomorrow~!! NOT for sale, Chevrolet Malibu 2009 126,000 miles and lots of life left . NOTHING ever wrong with it. Oil changes and tires serviced as recommended. The truth!
      RoadracerTT600
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im confused, people are bashing GM for suspending production to deal with an outsourced strut issue with Monroe. How is that bad, in the 80s they would have kept on building. Isn't it better to stop production and fix problem? Or is this just more ignorant American car bashers? By defintion stopping production when quality issues arise is the way to build good quality cars.
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      akjdou.. You don't own a G.M. truck so quit lieing about them and move to Japan where you won't make enough cash for a car and settle for a golf cart.
        akjdouglass
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John
        John, I'm not LYING. Yes, I do own a Chevrolet pickup that was a worn-out piece of junk at 75K miles, even with regular maintenance and many repairs. My Toyota, on the other hand, has 175K miles and runs like a top with nothing but regular maintenance for 10 years. I don't plan on moving anytime soon, but I will continue buy vehicles made in Japan and Germany because their automotive engineering is far superior to the Big-3 in the U.S.A. So John, go ahead and make me an offer on my nice Chevy pickup with 94K miles. Surely it's worth Kelley Blue Book value, isn't it?
      • 3 Years Ago
      they are having quality issues with the struts for the suspension I work at a plant that supplies the door panels for the Chevy Cruze
      hchevy
      • 3 Years Ago
      You GM bashers need to google "trade deficit" and memorize it.
      wrxfrk16
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's probably an issue with components produced in Japan. They're still reeling from the tsunami, and a lot of auto manufacturers are struggling to cope.
      Hellowin07
      • 3 Years Ago
      i want a cruze... good mpg
      Johnny
      • 3 Years Ago
      These punks that criticize gm are just tools that don't have a clue. They don't care if gm makes great cars they still want drive a foreign car because there uncool dweebs with no style!
      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow just barely behind the Corolla in sales, that is fantastic news for US domestic automaker small car. Hopefully they'll get whatever issue it is ironed out and we could have a domestic automaker making the best selling small car in the US again.
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