DETROIT -- General Motors plans to resume production of the Chevrolet Cruze at a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, beginning late Sunday after resolving a parts shortage that has idled output for nearly a week.
Cruze output will restart with the third production shift that begins Sunday evening, GM said Saturday.
North American production of the Cruze, GM's best-selling car in the United States this year, has been suspended since Dec. 12 because of a supplier parts issue.
GM hasn't released other details about the part or identified the supplier, but sources familiar with the situation said the automaker has been hampered by a shortage of struts used in the cars' suspension systems.
The same parts shortage has curtailed production of the Buick Verano, which is assembled on the same compact platform as the Cruze.
The Verano is built in Orion Township, Mich.
Production of both cars was halted because of a "consumer satisfaction" issue with the part, The New York Times reported, citing Buick spokesman Nick Richards.