GM is halting sales of the new Colorado Canyon midsize trucks over a software issue

GM is halting sales of the new Colorado Canyon midsize trucks over a software issue


By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors said on Tuesday it has halted sales of its 2024 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks to address software quality issues.

The Detroit automaker said the fix had been identified and implemented and began shipping the vehicles to dealers on Monday. “We expect this suspension to be lifted soon so we can begin delivering vehicles to customers as soon as possible,” GM said in a statement.

The issue does not affect 2023 Colorado or Canyon vehicles on dealer lots or in customer hands and no recall is planned, the automaker said.

GM sold 93,539 Colorado and Canyon trucks in 2023 in the United States, down 20% over 2022.

GM has faced other software issues in recent months.

GM CEO Mary Barra said last month that a software issue caused the automaker to temporarily halt sales of its Chevrolet Blazer EV.

GM said Tuesday that it is “working around the clock to mitigate software quality issues that some of our customers are experiencing in the Blazer EV. We are making progress.”

Barra said at a conference last week that the Detroit automaker “has already streamlined the software development process and more importantly the certification process …. Right now, we’re going through a little bit of learning, pain or learning, pain as we go.” to make this change.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)