DETROIT : General Motors will recall 413,418 Chevrolet
Cruzes in the United States for the 2011 and 2012 model years to modify
the engine shield under the vehicle. This change will help prevent any
liquids from being trapped in the engine compartment, where a fire could
start and spread.There are no known crashes,
injuries or fatalities related to the recall. Only Cruzes built in
Lordstown, Ohio, and sold in the United States and Canada and several
hundred exported to Israel are affected.
Any New Delivery of a Cruze will have the product
enhancement performed before the vehicle is delivered to the
The most important thing for our customers to know is that we are
proactively working to assure the Cruze is the safe and durable car they
purchased, said GM vice president of Global Quality Alicia Boler-Davis. We
are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these actions.All Cruzes with manual and automatic transmissions built in the United States
from September 2010 through May 2012 are included in the engine shield
modification.Improper engine oil change procedures on these vehicles can result in the spilling or dripping of oil. If oil contacts hot engine or exhaust system surfaces, and the engine shield, the shield may ignite and burn, resulting in a possible engine compartment fire.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation in April of this year as a result of two engine compartment fires in 2011 model year Cruzes and later added the 2012 model year.
Modifying the engine shield will take about 30 minutes in a Chevrolet dealership service department and will be conducted free of charge. No parts are involved and customers are encouraged to make an appointment with their dealer at their earliest convenience.
Owner letters will mailed be beginning July 11.
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