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2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze: Recalled For Safety Modifications

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors is recalling 413,418 Chevrolet Cruzes in the U.S. to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.

The recall, which affects 2011 and 2012 model year vehicles, is designed to fix the engine shield to prevent liquids becoming trapped in it, creating a fire risk.

GM will also fix some cars in for the engine shield recall to ensure all welds in the rear compartment have been correctly applied. Only 249 cars are affected.

Improper oil change procedures can result in drips onto the undertray of affected cars, and areas near sources of heat like the exhaust could potentially catch fire as a result. Hydraulic fluid leaks from the clutch vent hole on manual transmission cars with completely worn clutches could also cause the same issue.

The NHTSA reports only two engine compartment fires on 2011 MY cars so far. GM says there are no known crashes, injuries or fatalities related to either recall, and only models built in Lordstown, Ohio are affected.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by letter after July 11, and Chevrolet says the modification will take only 30 minutes at your local dealer, free of charge.

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  1. I'll never have an improper oil change in my Renault Fluence ZE. And people think batteries are dangerous whilst discounting hot engines and flammable leaking liquids!
     
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