(WJLA) - On Wednesday afternoon, General Motors made the big decision to tell its dealers to stop selling the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. The company is reportedly concerned that the airbag could explode and send metal pieces flying.
Darnell Redmond of Alexandria has been renting this 2013 Chevy Cruze for the last two months. GM says it is not clear yet how many Cruzes currently have a potential airbag issue – and Redmond doesn’t want to find out:
"I"ll probably go back to Enterprise and say, 'hey you need to switch me out of this.' I can't take that chance -- especially if I'm not there, to have my fiancée drive my car and something happens, it's a real problem for me."
This is far from the first issue GM has dealt with recently. Critics and lawmakers have blasted the company for the way it dealt with an ignition switch issue linked to 13 deaths, and just this year the company has issued dozens of recalls affecting millions of vehicles.
"I know my 2012 had some kind of oil recall..." says Tessa Horner of Fairfax.
Horner's Chevy Cruze is one year too old to be among the cars GM has ordered its dealers not to sell, but she is still worried. And although she likes the car overall, the latest news combined with other recalls is unsettling:
"I don't want my car to break down or not have an airbag deploy or something, that's pretty concerning."