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GM suspends production of Duramax 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine

The auto industry is struggling, mainly because of serious supply problems and the global shortage of semiconductors which are forcing the giants of the industry to slow down and, even, to stop the production of certain vehicles. As if General Motors had not suffered enough in the past year, now the manufacturer will temporarily stop producing the Duramax turbodiesel engine 3.0 liter.

This rumor came first from the American media specialist in pickup trucks The Fast Lane Truck who claimed to have read a press release intended for the Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac dealerships. The document in question explained that the in-line 6-cylinder turbodiesel Duramax 3.0-liter (LM2) was no longer offered for an indefinite period.

General Motors then confirmed the news through an official statement. She explains that this sudden pause in production stems – unsurprisingly – from a major problem in the supply of certain components necessary for the assembly of this engine. However, the automaker says this is a temporary situation, and that production will resume as soon as the supply challenges have been overcome.

3.0-liter GM Duramax engine

It should be remembered that this engine is currently offered on several models within the General Motors family, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, but also the trio of full-size SUVs Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade.

Chevrolet Suburban 2021

It is important to note, however, that the output of the 5.3 and 6.2 liter gasoline V8 engines is not affected. At least not for the moment. The dealerships have therefore been ordered to direct future buyers of a diesel vehicle towards gasoline alternatives.

Cadillac Escalade 2021

As of this writing, no new orders for a Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, or Escalade powered by the 3.0-liter Duramax engine could be taken until the problem was fixed.


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