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DETROIT - The spokesman at the General Motors Lordstown complex tells 21 News the automaker has lifted the sales-stop order of new and used 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruzes.
 
That word came late Wednesday, just hours after GM spokesperson Jim Cain told 21 News that 33,000 vehicles may be equipped with a suspect driver’s air bag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part.
 
Owners of those vehicles will be notified.

GM issued the sales halt to dealers Tuesday, then rescinded the order on Wednesday night.

GM is now putting in place plans to fix the vehicles that potentially got this faulty part. 

Cain explains that this is a supplier quality issue and it should not impact production at the Lordstown Chevy Cruze plant.

GM Lordstown plant spokesman Tom Mock says that production of the Cruze will continue as normal.

Cain commented that this situation is different from the airbag recalls issued by other automakers earlier this week, even though they use the same supplier Takata. He said that this is a mechanical issue compared to a chemistry issue in the previously recalled air bags by the other automakers.

This is the latest in a long line of recalls for General Motors that started in February.

"I think the number of recalls that you've seen from GM this year reflects a couple of things.  One is we are trying to identify issues earlier, but we've also taken a look back at older vehicles to make sure that there aren't any issues that need to be addressed. We're looking across model years, going back to the late 1990's, just to make sure there's nothing that's been missed," said Cain.

We expect to learn more Thursday on how GM will repair these vehicles.

Stay connected with 21 News and wfmj.com for the latest on this developing story.

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