GM Says Dealers Told to Stop Selling Some Chevrolet Cruzes

General Motors Co. (GM) said it has instructed dealers to stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet compact cars while not saying why the halt was ordered.

Greg Martin, a spokesman for the Detroit-based automaker, said the company’s Chevy stores were told this week to stop selling those Cruze compacts. He declined to say why.

The order comes as GM deals with the recall of 1.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches linked to the deaths of 12 people. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra is scheduled to testify next week before panels of the U.S. House and Senate about why it took the automaker more than a decade to fix the cars after the first customer complaints.

The Cruze isn’t part of the recall.

Automotive News earlier reported the stoppage of some Cruze sales.

GM shares rose 0.6 percent to $34.67 at 10:41 a.m.

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