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General Motors Cutting Off Dealers

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TRI-CITIES, Wash--  General Motors says it's notifying 1,100 under-performing dealers nationwide they won't be selling G.M. cars anymore. 

This announcement comes just one day after Chrysler cut-off almost 800 dealers, including two in the Tri-Cities.  Just like Chrysler, G.M. sent letters to the dealers.  But the company isn't releasing a list of all the cut dealerships.

KNDU called all six certified G.M. dealers in our area: two in the Tri-Cities, two in Hermiston, one in Prosser and one in Walla Walla.  All six tell KNDU they have not received any letter indicating G.M. is pulling out of their business. 

General Motors' cuts are part of the company's plan to trim roughly 40% of their dealerships.  At this time, none of the cuts are finalized.  Dealers have until the end of the month to appeal the company's decision.