“Last Thursday Allied Systems ceased providing transportation services to GM. As a result GM took immediate steps to resource the work previously performed by Allied. Allied was in possession of 1,700 vehicles,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said.
GM has asked for the vehicles back and Allied has refused to do so, prompting the lawsuit, he said.
The vehicles were on the way to dealers that had ordered them.
In the meantime, GM started hiring other companies to transport the vehicles. But Allied has not given GM access to the 1,704 vehicles being held in Dearborn and Fort Wayne, Ind., according to the lawsuit.