Recall: All Chevrolet Cruze Sedans for Engine Fires
Oil could drip onto an engine shield and catch fire on all 2011 and 2012 Cruze sedans.
Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. and Canada from the 2011 and 2012 model years are under the recall, amounting to a total of 413,418 cars. GM said that dripping oil after an oil change could collect in the engine's bellypan, which is near the hot engine and exhaust, and cause a fire. Dealers will "modify" the engine shield starting on July 11. Chevrolet customers can call the automaker at 1-866-694-6546 for more information.
The Cruze has had plenty of safety hiccups since it was introduced to North America in late 2010. In April 2011, GM recalled 2,100 Cruze models for steering wheels that could detach from the column; in May 2011, nearly 129,000 Cruze models were recalled for steering gear shafts that could separate, again resulting in a loss of steering. Also, on that same date, another recall for an improper shift linkage that could show the wrong gear on the "PRNDL" readout affected 100,000 cars.
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