The supply of new cars and trucks is already limited and this trend will continue for the foreseeable future. High demand and parts shortages are leaving dealer lots sterile, and some GM dealers will not be able to sell what is left on the lot. The automaker had to issue a stop sales order for the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD and 2021 GMC Sierra HD, according to GM Authority.

GM’s senior communications director Dan Flores told the publication the company has ordered its dealers to stop shipping certain 2021 heavy-duty truck models. Flores said the company was addressing a “potential quality issue. “. However, Flores did not give details of the issue, just saying the company had no additional information to share about the order.

A GMC salesman said GM Authority that GM issued the stop sale order due to a yarn friction issue. The problem could present a fire hazard. The order is only for select 2021 Silverado and Sierra HD models, and 2022 production is well advanced. However, the inability to sell two popular models must hurt, as the chip shortage has really affected the Detroit automaker.

News of the stop-sale order comes just after GM announced it would replace every Chevy Bolt battery module after the automaker discovered a defect that could cause a fire. Earlier this month, GM had to halt production at nearly all of its assembly plants in the United States due to the continuing chip shortage that continues to plague the global auto industry.

GM did not say when it informed dealers of the stop sell order or how long it would last. With an issue identified, dealers may not take long to see if their trucks are affected. The last thing a dealership wants right now is inventory that they can’t sell to customers who are struggling to find new cars to buy.

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