GM Orders Dealers To Stop Selling Used Cadillac CTS And SRX Vehicles Because Of Ignition Switch Issue

If you’re in the market for a used Cadillac, you might be out of luck. General Motors ordered its Cadillac division dealers to stop selling a number of older version models because of the ongoing ignition switch recall.

According to USA Today, dealers were asked to stop selling model year 2003 to 2013 Cadillac CTS and the model year 2004 to 2006 Cadillac SRX.

The order to stop the sale of the used cars comes as the manufacturer is still waiting for a remedy in connection to a June recall for ignition switch issues.

On June 30, GM announced the recall of 554,328 Cadillac CTS and Cadillac SRX vehicles in the United States; the recall expands to 616,179 for all of North America.

According to the recall notice [PDF] the weight of a key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If this occurs, the airbags could be disabled, and in the event of a crash they would not deploy, creating an increased risk of injury.

This isn’t the first time GM has asked dealers to stop selling cars. In late June, the manufacturer halted the sale of the Chevy Cruze over airbag concerns.

The car was already subject to a recall over drive shaft issues, but the latest problem concerned some 33,000 cars that could have airbags that were assembled with the wrong part.

In all, General Motors has recalled 8.4 million vehicles worldwide in 2014, a majority of them related to a massive ignition defect that has so far claimed the lives of 13 people, if not more.

Report: GM halts sale of many used CTS, SRX models [USA Today]