LORDSTOWN - The General Motors Co. Lordstown Complex remained closed after tests on a supplier part - reportedly struts - failed to convince the company that the part met quality standards, the automaker said Thursday.
"Startup at both East and West plants remains postponed. Impacted employees are not to report to work on their regular shifts on Friday," the company said.
However, all skilled trades should continue to report at their regularly scheduled times, it said.
The General Motors Co. Lordstown Complex remained closed after tests on a supplier part failed quality standards.
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GM announced late Wednesday that it planned to restart production of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car with the third shift at 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday after tests seemed to validate the part.
However, after additional parts arrived and were analyzed, the company said it decided more testing was needed before restarting production.
"GM is committed to ensuring our vehicles meet the quality standards our customers deserve," officials said in a statement.
The website GM Authority reported that GM did three tests at its Milford Proving Grounds on Wednesday evening to resolve issues related to the struts.
The site said sources familiar with the situation said the issue is related to excessive road noise in low-speed conditions.