Just a few weeks after commencing production of its new 2011 Heavy Duty pickup trucks at the Flint, Michigan assembly plant, General Motors has ceased assembly last Thursday to replace a defective component.
According to Autoblog, engineers found a problem with an undisclosed part, immediately found a replacement, and have resumed work early Monday morning (June 21, 2010). In total, three shifts of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD were canceled on Thursday and Friday.
The trucks that have already been manufactured and shipped to dealers with the unidentified defective component will be retrofitted before being delivered to customers.[Source: Autoblog]