GM has been having good success with the newest in compact car offerings for the Chevrolet brand—namely the Cruze. That said, recalls have become a lot more high profile in recent years, which can probably be credited to Toyota and the “unintended acceleration” debacle. The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is on its second recall, the first involving incidences of the steering wheel becoming detached from the steering column; a recall that effected a low number of vehicles. GM is probably wishing the same was true for the most recent recall involving the Automatic transmission on some 154,000 Cruze vehicles.
According to the New York Times, “General Motors is recalling all of its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans to check for a steering problem as well as a condition in which an automatic transmission that appears to be in Park may still be in gear, increasing the chance of a roll-away accident.” The recall is voluntary according to the reports as GM says there have been no crashes or injuries associated with the issue and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received no complaints. The NHTSA hasn’t released official recall data on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, however, you can contact them via www.safecar.gov or you can contact Chevrolet via www.gmownercenter.com.
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[Source: The New York Times]